This Day in History

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Day History: September-30

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


489- Battle of Verona (489)|Battle of Verona -The Ostrogoths under king Theoderic the Great defeat the forces of Odoacer for the second time at Verona (Northern Italy).

737- Battle of the Baggage -Turgesh drive back an Umayyad invasion of Khuttal, follow them south of the Oxus and capture their baggage train.

1399- Henry IV of England|Henry IV -is proclaimed King of England.

1541-Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto -and his forces enter Tula people|Tula territory in present-day western Arkansas, encountering fierce resistance.

1744-France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia -at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.

1791-The first performance of '' The Magic Flute -', the last opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.

1791-The National Constituent Assembly -in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as "incorruptible patriots".

1813-Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar -defeats Santiago Bobadilla.

1860-Britain's first tram -service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside.

1882- Thomas Edison -s first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Vulcan Street Plant|Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River (Wisconsin)|Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin|Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.

1888- Jack the Ripper -kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.

1895- Madagascar -becomes a French protectorate.

1903-The new Gresham's School -is officially opened by Evelyn Wood (British Army officer)|Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.

1906-The Royal Galician Academy -Galicia (Spain)|Galician Galician language|language's biggest linguistic authority, starts working in Havana.

1907- McKinley National Memorial -the final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, is dedicated in Canton, Ohio.

1927- Babe Ruth -becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.

1931-Start of Voortrekkers (youth organisation)|"Die Voortrekkers" -youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

1935-The Hoover Dam -astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.

1938-At 2:00 am, United Kingdom|Britain -France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

1938-The League of Nations -unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".

1939-General Władysław Sikorski -becomes commander-in-chief of the Poland|Polish Government in exile.

1939- NBC -broadcasts the first televised American football game between the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets and the Fordham Rams. Fordham won the game 34-7.

1941- World War II -The Holocaust|Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C complete Babi Yar massacre.

1945-The Bourne End rail crash -in Hertfordshire, England, kills 43

1947- Pakistan -and Yemen join the United Nations.

1947-The World Series -featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is television|televised for the first time.

1949-The Berlin Airlift -ends.

1954-The U.S. Navy submarine {{USS|Nautilus|SSN-571|6}} is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor -powered vessel.

1955-Film star James Dean -dies in a road accident aged 24.

1962- Mexican-American -labor leader César Chávez founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later becomes United Farm Workers.

1962- James Meredith -enters the University of Mississippi, defying Racial segregation|segregation.

1965-The Lockheed L-100 -the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, is introduced.

1965-The 30 September Movement -attempts a ''coup'' against the Indonesian government, which is crushed by the military under Suharto and leads to Indonesian killings of 1965–66|a mass anti-communist purge, with over 500,000 people killed.

1966-The British protectorate -of Bechuanaland Protectorate|Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Botswana|Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first Heads of state of Botswana|President.

1967- BBC -BBC Light Programme|Light Programme, BBC Third Programme|Third Programme and BBC Home Service|Home Service are replaced with BBC Radio BBC Radio 2|2, BBC Radio 3|3 and BBC Radio 4|4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1 is also launched with Tony Blackburn presenting its first show.

1968-The Boeing 747 -is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.

1970- Jordan -makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings.

1972- Roberto Clemente -records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.

1975-The Hughes Helicopters|Hughes -(later McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

1977-Because of US budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo -program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.

1979-The Hong Kong MTR -commences service with the opening of its Kwun Tong Line|Modified Initial System (aka. Kwun Tong Line).

1980- Ethernet -specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

1982- Cyanide -laced Tylenol Chicago Tylenol murders|kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven are killed in all.

1986- Mordechai Vanunu -who revealed details of Israel's covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy by the Israeli Mossad.

1988- Al Holbert -was fatally injured when his privately owned propeller driven Piper Aerostar|Piper PA-60 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff near Columbus, Ohio when a clamshell door was not closed.

1990-The 14th Dalai Lama|Dalai Lama -unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

1993-An earthquake hits India's Latur and Osmanabad district of Marathwada ( Aurangabad district, Maharashtra|Aurangabad -division) in Maharashtra state leaving tens of thousands of people dead and many more homeless.

1994- Aldwych tube station -(originally Strand Station) of the London Underground closes after eighty-eight years in service.

1994- Ongar railway station -the furthest London Underground from Central London, closes.

1996-The United States Congress -passes an Amendment that bars the possession of firearms for people who were convicted of domestic violence, even misdemeanor level.

1999-Japan's second-worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai, Ibaraki|Tōkai-mura -northeast of Tokyo.

2004-The first images of a live giant squid -in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.

2004-The AIM-54 Phoenix -the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, is retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat is retired.

2005-The Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy|controversial drawings of Muhammad -are printed in the Danish newspaper ''Jyllands-Posten''.

2009-The 2009 Sumatra earthquakes -occur, killing over 1,115 people.

Famous Birthdays


1207- Rumi -Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)

1227- Pope Nicholas IV -(d. 1292)

1530- Girolamo Mercuriale -Italian philologist and physician (d. 1606)

1550- Michael Maestlin -German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1631)

1689- Jacques Aubert -French violinist and composer (d. 1753)

1700- Stanisław Konarski -Polish monk, poet, and playwright (d. 1773)

1710- John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford -English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1771)

1715- Étienne Bonnot de Condillac -French epistemologist and philosopher (d. 1780)

1732- Jacques Necker -Swiss-French politician, List of Prime Ministers of France|Prime Minister of France (d. 1804)

1743- Christian Ehregott Weinlig -German cantor and composer (d. 1813)

1765- José María Morelos -Mexican general (d. 1815)

1800- Decimus Burton -English architect, designed the Pharos Lighthouse (Fleetwood)|Pharos Lighthouse (d. 1881)

1801- Jerónimo Espejo -Argentinian general (d. 1889)

1811- Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach -(d. 1890)

1813- John Rae (explorer)|John Rae -Scottish physician and explorer (d. 1893)

1827- Ellis H. Roberts -American politician, 20th Treasurer of the United States (d. 1918)

1832- Ann Jarvis -American activist, co-founded Mother's Day (United States)|Mother's Day (d. 1905)

1852- Charles Villiers Stanford -Irish composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1924)

1861- William Wrigley, Jr. -American businessman, founded Wrigley Company (d. 1932)

1870- Thomas W. Lamont -American banker and philanthropist (d. 1948)

1870- Jean Baptiste Perrin -French-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1942)

1882- Hans Geiger -German physicist and academic (d. 1945)

1883- Bernhard Rust -German politician (d. 1945)

1887- Lil Dagover -Indonesian-German actress (d. 1980)

1893- Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1964)

1895- Lewis Milestone -Moldovan-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)

1897- Gaspar Cassadó -Spanish cellist and composer (d. 1966)

1897- Alfred Wintle -Russian-English soldier and politician (d. 1966)

1898- Renée Adorée -French-American actress (d. 1933)

1898- Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois -(d. 1977)

1898- Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire|Edgar Parin d'Aulaire -German-American author and illustrator (d. 1986)

1898- Orestis Makris -Greek actor and tenor (d. 1975)

1901- Thelma Terry -American bassist and bandleader (d. 1966)

1904- Waldo Williams -Welsh poet and academic (d. 1971)

1905- Nevill Francis Mott -English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)

1905- Michael Powell -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

1906- Mireille Hartuch -French singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)

1908- David Oistrakh -Ukrainian-Russian violinist (d. 1974)

1910- Jussi Kekkonen -Finnish soldier (d. 1962)

1912- Kenny Baker (American performer)|Kenny Baker -American singer and actor (d. 1985)

1913- Bill Walsh (producer)|Bill Walsh -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1975)

1915- Lester Maddox -American politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (d. 2003)

1917- Yuri Lyubimov -Russian actor and director (d. 2014)

1917- Buddy Rich -American drummer, bandleader, and actor (d. 1987)

1918- Lewis Nixon (United States Army officer)|Lewis Nixon -American captain (d. 1995)

1918- René Rémond -French historian and economist (d. 2007)

1919- Roberto Bonomi -Argentinian race car driver (d. 1992)

1919- William L. Guy -American lieutenant and politician, 26th Governor of North Dakota (d. 2013)

1919- Patricia Neway -American soprano and actress (d. 2012)

1920- Aldo Parisot -Brazilian-American cellist and educator

1921- Deborah Kerr -Scottish-English actress and singer (d. 2007)

1922- Lamont Johnson -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)

1922- Hrishikesh Mukherjee -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1922- Alan Stretton -Australian general (d. 2012)

1923- Donald Swann -Welsh-English pianist and composer (Flanders and Swann) (d. 1994)

1924- Truman Capote -American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1984)

1924- Nikos Rizos -Greek actor (d. 1999)

1925- Arkady Ostashev -Russian engineer and educator (d. 1998)

1926- Heino Kruus -Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

1926- Robin Roberts (baseball)|Robin Roberts -American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2010)

1927- W. S. Merwin -American poet and author

1928- Elie Wiesel -Romanian-American author, academic, and activist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1928- Ray Willsey -Canadian-American football player and coach (d. 2013)

1929- Carol Fenner -American author and illustrator (d. 2002)

1929- Vassilis Papazachos -Greek seismologist and academic

1931- Angie Dickinson -American actress

1931- Teresa Gorman -English politician

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

1932- Shintaro Ishihara -Japanese author, playwright, and politician, Governor of Tokyo

1932- Johnny Podres -American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)

1933- Michel Aoun -Lebanese general and politician, List of Presidents of Lebanon|President of Lebanon

1933- Ben Cooper -American actor

1933- Cissy Houston -American singer (Sweet Inspirations and The Drinkard Singers)

1933- Barbara Knox -English actress

1934- Alan A'Court -English footballer and manager (d. 2009)

1934- Udo Jürgens -Austrian singer-songwriter and pianist

1934- Anna Kashfi -Indian-Welsh actress

1935- Z. Z. Hill -American singer and guitarist (d. 1984)

1935- Johnny Mathis -American singer-songwriter and actor

1936- Jim Sasser -American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Ambassador to China

1937- Jurek Becker -Polish-German author (d. 1997)

1937- Valentyn Sylvestrov -Ukrainian pianist and composer

1937- Gary Hocking -Rhodesian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)

1938- Alan Hacker -English clarinet player and educator (d. 2012)

1939- Len Cariou -Canadian actor and singer

1939- Anthony Green (painter)|Anthony Green -English painter

1939- Jean-Marie Lehn -French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1940- Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury -English academic and politician, Leader of the House of Lords

1940- Harry Jerome -Canadian sprinter (d. 1982)

1940- Dewey Martin (musician)|Dewey Martin -Canadian-American drummer (Buffalo Springfield and The Standells) (d. 2009)

1941- Samuel F. Pickering, Jr. -American author and educator

1941- Kamalesh Sharma -Indian academic and diplomat, 5th Commonwealth Secretary General

1941- Reine Wisell -Swedish race car driver

1942- Gus Dudgeon -English record producer (d. 2002)

1942- Frankie Lymon -American singer-songwriter (The Teenagers) (d. 1968)

1943- Johann Deisenhofer -German-American biochemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1943- Marilyn McCoo -American singer and actress (The 5th Dimension)

1943- Philip Moore (organist)|Philip Moore -English organist and composer

1943- Ian Ogilvy -English actor, playwright, and author

1944- Diane Dufresne -Canadian singer and painter

1944- Jimmy Johnstone -Scottish footballer (d. 2006)

1944- Red Robbins -American basketball player (d. 2009)

1945- Bob Lassiter -American radio host (d. 2006)

1945- Ehud Olmert -Israeli lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Israel

1946- Fran Brill -American actress, singer, and puppeteer

1946- Héctor Lavoe -Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 1993)

1946- Jochen Mass -German race car driver

1946- Paul Sheahan -Australian cricketer and educator

1946- Claude Vorilhon -French journalist, founded Raëlism

1947- Marc Bolan -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (T. Rex (band)|T. Rex and John's Children) (d. 1977)

1947- Rula Lenska -English actress

1948- Craig Kusick -American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)

1950- Laura Esquivel -Mexican author and screenwriter

1950- Victoria Tennant -English actress and dancer

1950- Renato Zero -Italian singer-songwriter and actor

1951- John Lloyd (producer)|John Lloyd -English screenwriter and producer

1951- Barry Marshall -Australian physician and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1951- Simon White -English astrophysicist and academic

1952- John Lombardo -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (10,000 Maniacs and John & Mary)

1952- Jack Wild -English actor and singer (d. 2006)

1952- Al Leong -American stuntman and actor

1952- Andrew Shore -English actor and singer

1953- Matt Abts -American drummer (Gov't Mule)

1953- Deborah Allen -American singer-songwriter and producer

1953- Keith Burnett -Welsh physicist and academic

1953- Hilton Dawson -English politician

1953- S. M. Stirling -French-American author

1954- Basia -Polish singer-songwriter and producer (Perfect (band)|Perfect)

1954- Scott Fields -American guitarist and composer

1954- Patrice Rushen -American singer-songwriter and producer (CAB (band)|CAB)

1954- Barry Williams (actor)|Barry Williams -American actor and singer

1955- Andy Bechtolsheim -German engineer, co-founded Sun Microsystems

1955- Frankie Kennedy -Irish flute player (Altan (band)|Altan) (d. 1994)

1955- Desmond Shawe-Taylor -English historian and academic

1956- Trevor Morgan (footballer)|Trevor Morgan -English footballer and manager

1957- Fran Drescher -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1958- Marty Stuart -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1959- Debrah Farentino -American actress

1959- Ettore Messina -Italian basketball player and coach

1960- Julia Adamson -Canadian-English keyboard player, composer, and producer (The Fall (band)|The Fall)

1960- Nicola Griffith -English author

1960- Miki Howard -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Side Effect)

1960- Blanche Lincoln -American politician

1961- Crystal Bernard -American singer-songwriter and actress

1961- Eric Stoltz -American actor, director, and producer

1961- Mel Stride -English politician

1961- Eric van de Poele -Belgian race car driver

1961- Sally Yeh -Chinese singer and actress

1962- Prosenjit Chatterjee -Indian actor, director, and producer

1962- Marley Marl -American rapper and producer (Juice Crew)

1962- Frank Rijkaard -Dutch footballer and manager

1963- David Barbe -American bass player and producer (Sugar (American band)|Sugar)

1964- Trey Anastasio -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Phish, Oysterhead, Dave Matthews & Friends, Phil Lesh and Friends, Surrender to the Air, and SerialPod)

1964- Monica Bellucci -Italian model and actress

1964- Robby Takac -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Goo Goo Dolls and Amungus)

1965- Omid Djalili -English comedian, actor, and producer

1965- Matt Fallon -American singer-songwriter (Skid Row (American band)|Skid Row and Anthrax (American band)|Anthrax)

1965- Kathleen Madigan -American comedian, actress, and producer

1966- Gary Armstrong -Scottish rugby player

1966- Markus Burger -German pianist, composer, and educator

1966- Kerry G. Johnson -American graphic designer and illustrator

1967- Andrea Roth -Canadian actress

1969- Gintaras Einikis -Lithuanian basketball player

1969- Mark Smith (Gladiator)|Mark Smith -English bodybuilder and actor

1969- Chris Von Erich -American wrestler (d. 1991)

1970- Tony Hale -American actor and producer

1970- Eric Piatkowski -American basketball player and sportscaster

1971- Jenna Elfman -American actress and producer

1972- Shaan (singer)|Shaan -Indian singer and actor

1972- Jamal Anderson -American football player and sportscaster

1972- Ari Behn -Norwegian author

1972- John Campbell (bassist)|John Campbell -American bass player and songwriter (Lamb of God (band)|Lamb of God)

1972- José Lima -Dominican-American baseball player (d. 2010)

1972- Martine Wright -English volleyball player

1974- Jeremy Giambi -American baseball player

1974- Tom Greatrex -English politician

1974- Daniel Wu -American–Hong Kong actor, director, and producer

1975- Jay Asher -American author

1975- Marion Cotillard -French-American actress and singer

1975- Carlos Guillén -Venezuelan baseball player

1975- Sammy Igoe -English footballer

1975- Georges-Alain Jones -French singer and actor

1977- Maia Brewton -American actress

1977- Roy Carroll -Irish footballer and manager

1977- Nick Curran -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) (d. 2012)

1977- Sun Jihai -Chinese footballer

1978- Candice Michelle -American wrestler and actress

1978- Stark Sands -American actor and singer

1978- Róbinson Zapata -Colombian footballer

1979- Cameron Bruce -Australian footballer and coach

1979- Vince Chong -Malaysian singer-songwriter

1979- Clio-Danae Othoneou -Greek actress, singer, and pianist

1979- Andy van der Meyde -Dutch footballer

1980- Martina Hingis -Swiss tennis player

1980- Simon Little -English bass player (The Divine Comedy (band)|The Divine Comedy)

1980- Milagros Sequera -Venezuelan tennis player

1981- Cecelia Ahern -Irish author

1981- Kristina Barrois -German tennis player

1981- Dmytro Boyko -Ukrainian footballer

1981- Dominique Moceanu -American gymnast

1981- Brandon Watson -American baseball player

1982- Lacey Chabert -American actress and singer

1982- Ryane Clowe -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Kieran Culkin -American actor

1982- Ola Jordan -Polish dancer

1982- Tory Lane -American porn actress and director

1982- Michelle Marsh -English model and singer

1982- Teal Redmann -American actress

1982- Seth Smith -American baseball player

1982- Yan Stastny -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Ryan Stout -American comedian and television host

1982- Li Xiaolu -Chinese actress

1983- Adam Jones (American football)|Adam Jones -American football player

1983- Andreea Răducan -Romanian gymnast

1984- Keisha Buchanan -English singer-songwriter (Sugababes and Mutya Keisha Siobhan)

1984- Georgios Eleftheriou -Greek footballer

1984- Renee Richards (pornographic actress)|Renee Richards -English porn actress

1985- T-Pain -American rapper, producer, and actor

1985- Adam Cooney -Australian footballer

1985- Téa Obreht -Serbian-American author

1985- Cristian Rodríguez -Uruguayan footballer

1986- Olivier Giroud -French footballer

1986- Martin Guptill -New Zealand cricketer

1986- Quinn Johnson -American football player

1986- Cemil Mengi -Turkish footballer

1986- Rene Ranger -New Zealand rugby player

1986- Cristián Zapata -Colombian footballer

1987- Lauren Holiday -American soccer player

1987- Elanne Kong -Hong Kong actress and singer

1987- Denise Laurel -Filipino actress and singer

1988- Eglė Staišiūnaitė -Lithuanian hurdler

1989- André Weis -German footballer

1992- Bria Hartley -American basketball player

1992- Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul -Thai actress

1993- Jovana Jakšić -Serbian tennis player

1994- Aliya Mustafina -Russian gymnast

1997- Max Verstappen -Dutch race car driver

2002- Maddie Ziegler -American dancer and actress

History of Deaths


420- Jerome -Roman priest, theologian, and saint (b. 347)

653- Honorius of Canterbury -Italian archbishop

954- Louis IV of France -(b. 920)

1101- Anselm IV (archbishop of Milan)|Anselm IV -Italian archbishop

1246- Yaroslav II of Vladimir -(b. 1191)

1440- Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn -Welsh soldier and politician (b. 1362)

1487- John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)

1551- Ōuchi Yoshitaka -Japanese daimyo (b. 1507)

1560- Melchior Cano -Spanish theologian (b. 1525)

1572- Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía -Spanish priest and saint, 3rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1510)

1581- Hubert Languet -French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)

1626- Nurhaci -Chinese emperor (b. 1559)

1628- Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke -English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1554)

1770- Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham -English politician and diplomat, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1695)

1770- George Whitefield -English-American priest and theologian (b. 1714)

1865- Samuel David Luzzatto -Italian poet and scholar (b. 1800)

1888- Catherine Eddowes -English victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1842)

1888- Elizabeth Stride -Swedish victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1843)

1891- Georges Ernest Boulanger -French general and politician (b. 1837)

1897- Thérèse of Lisieux -French nun and saint (b. 1873)

1910- Maurice Lévy -French mathematician and engineer (b. 1838)

1937- Anthony Sweijs -Dutch target shooter (b. 1852)

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

1942- Hans-Joachim Marseille -German captain and pilot (b. 1919)

1943- Franz Oppenheimer -German-American sociologist and economist (b. 1864)

1955- James Dean -American actor (b. 1931)

1961- Onésime Gagnon -Canadian scholar and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1888)

1973- Peter Pitseolak -Canadian photographer and author (b. 1902)

1974- Carlos Prats -Chilean general and politician, Ministry of National Defense (Chile)|Minister of Defense for Chile (b. 1915)

1977- Mary Ford -American singer and guitarist (b. 1924)

1978- Edgar Bergen -American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903)

1985- Charles Francis Richter -American seismologist and physicist (b. 1900)

1985- Simone Signoret -German-French actress (b. 1921)

1987- Alfred Bester -American author and screenwriter (b. 1913)

1988- Al Holbert -American race car driver (b. 1946)

1989- Virgil Thomson -American composer and critic (b. 1896)

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

1990- Alice Parizeau -Polish-Canadian journalist and author (b. 1930)

1990- Patrick White -English-Australian author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

1991- Toma Zdravković -Serbian singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

1994- André Michel Lwoff -French microbiologist and virologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

1998- Marius Goring -English actor and producer (b. 1912)

1998- Dan Quisenberry -American baseball player and poet (b. 1953)

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

2002- Göran Kropp -Swedish race car driver and mountaineer (b. 1966)

2002- Hans-Peter Tschudi -Swiss politician, 63rd President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1913)

2003- Yusuf Bey -American activist, founded Your Black Muslim Bakery (b. 1935)

2003- Ronnie Dawson (musician)|Ronnie Dawson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)

2003- Robert Kardashian -American lawyer and businessman (b. 1944)

2004- Gamini Fonseka -Sri Lankan actor, director, and politician (b. 1936)

2004- Jacques Levy -American director and songwriter (b. 1935)

2004- Michael Relph -English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)

2008- J. B. Jeyaretnam -Singaporean lawyer and politician (b. 1926)

2010- Stephen J. Cannell -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)

2010- Aaron-Carl Ragland -American DJ and producer (b. 1973)

2011- Anwar al-Awlaki -American-Yemeni terrorist (b. 1971)

2011- Ralph M. Steinman -Canadian-American immunologist and biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)

2012- Turhan Bey -Austrian actor and producer (b. 1922)

2012- Barry Commoner -American biologist, academic, and politician (b. 1917)

2012- Bobby Jaggers -American wrestler (b. 1948)

2012- Clara Stanton Jones -American librarian (b. 1913)

2012- Barbara Ann Scott -Canadian-American figure skater (b. 1928)

2012- Boris Šprem -Croatian lawyer and politician, 8th Speaker of the Croatian Parliament (b. 1956)

2012- Jonathan Wentz -American horse rider (b. 1990)

2013- Zulema -American singer-songwriter (Faith Hope and Charity (US band)|Faith Hope and Charity) (b. 1947)

2013- Kazys Bobelis -Lithuanian surgeon and politician (b. 1923)

2013- David Gitari -Kenyan archbishop (b. 1937)

2013- Ruth Maleczech -American actress (b. 1939)

2013- Janet Powell -Australian educator and politician (b. 1942)

2013- Ramblin' Tommy Scott -American singer and guitarist (b. 1917)

2013- Rangel Valchanov -Bulgarian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

2014- Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari -Indian cleric and politician (b. 1940)

2014- Ralph Cosham -American actor (b. 1936)

2014- Iemasa Kayumi -Japanese voice actor (b. 1933)

2014- Jerrie Mock -American pilot (b. 1925)

2014- Martin Lewis Perl -American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)