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Day History: September-6

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Events History


3114 BC-According to the proleptic Julian calendar -the current era in the Maya calendar|Maya Long Count Calendar started. (Non-standard interpretation).

394- Battle of the Frigidus -Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the usurper Eugenius and his Franks|Frankish ''magister militum'' Arbogast (general)|Arbogast.

1492- Christopher Columbus -sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.

1522-The '' Victoria (ship)|Victoria -', the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.

1620-The Pilgrim (Plymouth Colony)|Pilgrims -sail from Plymouth, England, on the ''Mayflower'' to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)

1628- Puritan -settle Salem, Massachusetts|Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1634- Thirty Years' War -In the Battle of Nördlingen (1634)|Battle of Nördlingen the Catholic Imperial army defeats Protestant armies of Sweden and Germany.

1781-The Battle of Groton Heights -takes place, resulting in a Kingdom of Great Britain|British victory.

1803- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British -scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.

1847- Henry David Thoreau -leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.

1861- American Civil War -Forces under Union (American Civil War)|Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, giving the Union control of the Tennessee River's mouth.

1863-American Civil War: Confederate States of America|Confederate forces -evacuate Fort Wagner|Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina.

1870- Louisa Ann Swain -of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.

1885- Eastern Rumelia -declares its union with Bulgaria. Bulgarian unification is henceforth accomplished.

1888- Charles Turner (cricketer)|Charles Turner -becomes the first bowler (cricket)|bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season. This feat has since been accomplished by Tom Richardson (twice), J. T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).

1901- Leon Czolgosz -an unemployed Anarchism|anarchist, shoots and fatally wounds President of the United States|US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

1930-Democratically elected Argentina|Argentine -president Hipólito Yrigoyen is History of Argentina#World War II|deposed in a military coup.

1937- Spanish Civil War -The Battle of El Mazuco commences.

1939- World War II -At the Battle of Barking Creek, Britain suffers its first fighter pilot casualty of the Second World War as a result of friendly fire.

1939-World War II: Union of South Africa|South Africa -declares war on Nazi Germany.

1940-King Carol II of Romania -abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael of Romania|Michael.

1943-The Monterrey Institute of Technology -one of the largest and most influential private universities in Latin America, is founded in Monterrey, Mexico.

1943- Pennsylvania Railroad -s premier train Frankford Junction train wreck|derails at Frankford Junction, Pennsylvania|Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, killing 79 people and injuring 117 others.

1944-World War II: The city of Ypres -Belgium is liberated by Allied forces.

1944-World War II: Soviet forces Tartu Offensive|capture -the city of Tartu, Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic|Estonia.

1946- United States Secretary of State -James F. Byrnes Restatement of Policy on Germany|announces that the U.S. will follow a policy of economic reconstruction in postwar Germany.

1948- Juliana of the Netherlands|Juliana -becomes Queen regnant|Queen of the Netherlands.

1949- Allies of World War II|Allied -military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control.

1952-The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation -makes its first televised broadcast on the Boyd Gang#Second escape|second escape of the Boyd Gang.

1952-A prototype aircraft 1952 Farnborough Airshow DH.110 crash|crashes -at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, killing 29 spectators and the two on board.

1955- Istanbul -s Greek, Jewish and Armenians|Armenian minority are the target of Istanbul pogrom|a government-sponsored pogrom; dozens die in the ensuing riots.

1962-Archaeologist Peter Marsden discovers the first of the Blackfriars Ships -dating back to the 2nd century AD in the Blackfriars, London|Blackfriars area of the banks of the River Thames in London.

1963-The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies -(CEIPI) is founded.

1965-India retaliates following Pakistan's Operation Grand Slam -which results in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that ends in a stalemate and follows the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.

1966-In Cape Town -South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.

1968- Swaziland -becomes independent.

1970-Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian people|Palestinian -terrorism|terrorist members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine|PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field hijackings|Dawson's Field in Jordan.

1972- Munich massacre -Nine Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian people|Palestinian "Black September Organization|Black September" terrorist group die (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day.

1976- Cold War -Soviet Air Force pilot Lieutenant Viktor Belenko lands a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests refugee|political asylum in the United States; his request is granted.

1983-The Soviet Union -admits to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.

1985- Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105 -a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

1986-In Istanbul -two terrorists from Abu Nidal's organization kill 22 and wound six inside the Neve Shalom Synagogue during Shabbat services.

1991-The Soviet Union -recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

1991-The name '' Saint Petersburg -' is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been known as ''Leningrad'' since 1924.

1992-Hunters discover the emaciated body of Christopher McCandless -at his camp {{convert|20|mi|km}} west of the town of Healy, Alaska.

1995- Cal Ripken, Jr. -of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.

1997-The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales -takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.

2008-Turkish President Abdullah Gül -attends an association soccer|football match in Armenia after an invitation by Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan, making him the first Turkish head of state to visit the country.

2009-The Roll-on/roll-off|ro-ro ferry -''SuperFerry 9'' sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines with 971 persons aboard; all but ten are rescued.

2012-Sixty-one people die and 48 others are injured after a fishing boat September 2012 Baradan Bay, Turkey migrant boat disaster|capsizes -off the İzmir Province coast of Turkey, near the North Aegean islands|Greek Aegean islands.

Famous Birthdays


1535- Emanuel van Meteren -Flemish historian and author (d. 1612)

1620- Isabella Leonarda -Italian composer (d. 1704)

1633- Sebastian Knüpfer -German cantor and composer (d. 1676)

1656- Guillaume Dubois -French cardinal (d. 1723)

1666- Ivan V of Russia -(d. 1696)

1711- Henry Muhlenberg -German-American pastor and missionary (d. 1787)

1729- Moses Mendelssohn -German philosopher and theologian (d. 1786)

1732- Johan Wilcke -Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1796)

1757- Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette -French general (d. 1834)

1766- John Dalton -English chemist, meteorologist, and physicist (d. 1844)

1795- Frances Wright -Scottish-American author and activist (d. 1852)

1800- Catharine Beecher -American educator (d. 1878)

1802- Alcide d'Orbigny -French zoologist, palaeontologist, and geologist (d. 1857)

1808- Abdelkader El Djezairi -Algerian emir (d. 1883)

1814- George-Étienne Cartier -Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th List of Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada|Premier of East Canada (d. 1873)

1815- St. John Richardson Liddell -American general (d. 1870)

1817- Alexander Tilloch Galt -English-Canadian politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 1893)

1819- William Rosecrans -American general and politician (d. 1898)

1829- Maria Zakrzewska -German-American physician (d. 1902)

1838- Samuel Arnold (conspirator)|Samuel Arnold -American conspirator (d. 1906)

1852- Schalk Willem Burger -South African commander, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of the South African Republic (d. 1918)

1855- Ferdinand Hummel -German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1928)

1857- Zelia Nuttall -American archeologist and historian (d. 1933)

1859- Macpherson Robertson -Australian businessman and philanthropist, founded MacRobertson's (d. 1945)

1860- Jane Addams -American sociologist and author, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)

1861- William Lane -English-Australian journalist, founded New Australia (d. 1917)

1868- Heinrich Häberlin -Swiss judge and politician (d. 1947)

1869- Walford Davies -English organist and composer (d. 1941)

1869- Felix Salten -Austrian-Swiss author and critic (d. 1945)

1876- John James Rickard Macleod -Scottish physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)

1877- Buddy Bolden -American cornet player (d. 1930)

1879- Max Schreck -German actor (d. 1936)

1879- Joseph Wirth -German politician, Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1956)

1888- Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. -American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1969)

1890- Clara Kimball Young -American actress and producer (d. 1960)

1891- John Charles Thomas -American actor and singer (d. 1960)

1892- Edward Victor Appleton -English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1893- Claire Lee Chennault -American general and pilot (d. 1958)

1899- Billy Rose -American composer and manager (d. 1966)

1900- W. A. C. Bennett -Canadian politician, 25th Premier of British Columbia (d. 1979)

1900- Julien Green -French-American author (d. 1998)

1905- Otto Liiv -Estonian historian and archivist (d. 1942)

1906- Luis Federico Leloir -French-Argentinian physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

1908- Anthony Wagner -English genealogist and academic (d. 1995)

1908- Korczak Ziolkowski -American sculptor, designed the Crazy Horse Memorial (d. 1982)

1909- Michael Gordon (film director)|Michael Gordon -American actor and director (d. 1993)

1910- Walter Giesler -American soccer player, referee, and coach (d. 1976)

1911- Harry Danning -American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)

1912- Wayne Barlow -American organist, composer, and director (d. 1996)

1913- Julie Gibson -American actress and singer

1915- Franz Josef Strauss -German politician, Minister President of Bavaria (d. 1988)

1917- John Berry (film director)|John Berry -American-French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1917- George Mann (cricketer)|George Mann -English cricketer (d. 2001)

1917- Philipp von Boeselager -German soldier (d. 2008)

1918- Hugh Gillis -American farmer and politician (d. 2013)

1919- Wilson Greatbatch -American engineer (d. 2011)

1919- Louise LaPlanche -American actress (d. 2012)

1921- Carmen Laforet -Spanish author (d. 2004)

1921- Norman Joseph Woodland -American inventor, co-created the bar code (d. 2012)

1923- Peter II of Yugoslavia -(d. 1970)

1924- John Melcher -American veterinarian and politician

1925- Andrea Camilleri -Italian author, screenwriter, and director

1925- Jimmy Reed -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

1926- Prince Claus of the Netherlands -(d. 2002)

1926- Jack English Hightower -American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

1926- Arthur Oldham -English composer and conductor (d. 2003)

1926- Maurice Prather -American photographer and director (d. 2001)

1928- Fumihiko Maki -Japanese architect, designed the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium and Makuhari Messe

1928- Robert M. Pirsig -American philosopher and author

1928- Yevgeny Svetlanov -Russian conductor and composer (d. 2002)

1928- Sid Watkins -English neurosurgeon and academic (d. 2012)

1929- Yash Johar -Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (d. 2005)

1929- Ljubov Rebane -Estonian physicist and mathematician (d. 1991)

1930- Charles Foley (inventor)|Charles Foley -American game designer, co-created Twister (game)|Twister (d. 2013)

1930- Akiji Kobayashi -Japanese actor (d. 1996)

1930- Helmut Piirimäe -Estonian historian and academic

1931- Bud Shrake -American journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1932- Colin McColl -English intelligence officer

1932- Hiroyuki Iwaki -Japanese drummer and conductor (d. 2006)

1932- Gilles Tremblay (composer)|Gilles Tremblay -Canadian composer and educator

1932- Bernie Winters -English comedian and actor (d. 1991)

1935- Isabelle Collin Dufresne -French-American actress and author (d. 2014)

1935- Gaetano Fidanzati -Italian mob boss (d. 2013)

1937- Sergio Aragonés -Spanish-Mexican author and illustrator

1937- Janusz Kurczab -Polish fencer and mountaineer

1937- Jo Anne Worley -American actress

1938- Joan Tower -American pianist, composer, and conductor

1939- Brigid Berlin -American actress, painter, and photographer

1939- Errol Black -Canadian academic and politician (d. 2012)

1939- David Allan Coe -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1939- Dan Cragg -American soldier and author

1939- Susumu Tonegawa -Japanese biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1940- Elizabeth Murray (artist)|Elizabeth Murray -American painter and illustrator (d. 2007)

1940- Jackie Trent -English singer-songwriter and actress

1941- Roger Law -English illustrator

1941- Monica Mason -South African ballerina and director

1942- Dave Bargeron -American trombonist and tuba player (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1942- Richard Hutton (cricketer)|Richard Hutton -English cricketer

1942- Mel McDaniel -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

1942- Carol Wayne -American actress (d. 1985)

1943- Gordon Birtwistle -English politician

1943- Richard J. Roberts -English biochemist and biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1943- Roger Waters -English singer-songwriter and bass player (Pink Floyd and The Bleeding Heart Band)

1944- Donna Haraway -American educator, author and activist

1944- Swoosie Kurtz -American actress

1945- Larry Lucchino -American businessman

1945- Go Nagai -Japanese illustrator

1946- Roger Knight -English cricketer and educator

1947- Sylvester (singer)|Sylvester -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1988)

1947- Jane Curtin -American actress and singer

1947- Bruce Rioch -English footballer and manager

1947- Jacob Rubinovitz -Polish-Israeli engineer

1947- Keone Young -American actor

1948- Claydes Charles Smith -American guitarist (Kool & the Gang) (d. 2006)

1952- Simon Burns -English politician, Minister of State for Transport

1952- Vladimir Kazachyonok -Russian footballer, coach, and manager

1952- Buddy Miller -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Band of Joy)

1952- Deyan Sudjic -English journalist and curator

1953- Anne Lockhart (actress)|Anne Lockhart -American actress

1954- Carly Fiorina -American businesswoman and politician

1954- Demetris Kizas -Cypriot footballer

1954- Ève Luquet -French engraver and designer

1954- Patrick O'Hearn -American bassist and composer (Missing Persons (band)|Missing Persons)

1954- John Sauven -English economist and environmentalist

1955- Raymond Benson -American author

1956- Bill Ritter -American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Colorado

1957- Ali Divandari -Iranian painter, sculptor, and journalist

1957- Michaëlle Jean -Haitian-Canadian journalist and politician, 27th Governor-General of Canada

1957- José Sócrates -Portuguese engineer and politician, 119th List of Prime Ministers of Portugal|Prime Minister of Portugal

1958- Buster Bloodvessel -English singer-songwriter (Bad Manners)

1958- Jeff Foxworthy -American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1958- Arsinée Khanjian -Lebanese-Canadian actress

1958- Nigel Westlake -Australian composer and conductor

1958- Michael Winslow -American comedian and actor

1959- Bill Root -Canadian ice hockey player

1961- Simon Reeve (Australian television presenter)|Simon Reeve -Australian journalist

1961- Scott Travis -American drummer (Judas Priest, Racer X (band)|Racer X, The Scream (band)|The Scream, Fight (band)|Fight, and Animetal USA)

1961- Paul Waaktaar-Savoy -Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (A-ha and Savoy (band)|Savoy)

1962- Chris Christie -American lawyer and politician, 55th Governor of New Jersey

1962- Marina Kaljurand -Estonian badminton player and diplomat, List of Ambassadors of Estonia to Russia|Estonia Ambassador to Russia

1962- Elizabeth Vargas -American journalist

1962- Kevin Willis -American basketball player and fashion designer

1963- Mark Chesnutt -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1963- Skye Gyngell -Australian chef and author

1963- Pat Nevin -Scottish footballer and sportscaster

1963- Alice Sebold -American author

1963- Bryan Simonaire -American engineer and politician

1963- Geert Wilders -Dutch politician

1964- Rosie Perez -American actress, dancer, and director

1965- Terry Bickers -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The House of Love and Levitation (band)|Levitation)

1965- Darren Clark -Australian sprinter

1965- Christopher Nolan (author)|Christopher Nolan -Irish author and poet (d. 2009)

1965- John Polson -Australian actor and director

1965- Van Tiffin -American football player

1967- William DuVall -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alice in Chains, Comes with the Fall, Madfly, Neon Christ, and No Walls)

1967- Igor Štimac -Croatian footballer and manager

1968- Saeed Anwar -Pakistani cricketer

1968- Paddy Boom -Singaporean-American drummer and songwriter (Scissor Sisters)

1968- Christopher Brookmyre -Scottish author

1968- Paul Rea -American journalist

1969- Tony DiTerlizzi -American author and illustrator

1969- Ben Finegold -American chess player

1969- Macy Gray -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1969- Michellie Jones -Australian triathlete

1969- CeCe Peniston -American singer-songwriter and actress

1970- Cheyne Coates -Australian singer-songwriter and producer (Madison Avenue (band)|Madison Avenue)

1970- Emily Maitlis -Canadian-English journalist

1971- Devang Gandhi -Indian cricketer

1971- Leila K -Swedish rapper

1971- Asko Künnap -Estonian poet and illustrator

1971- Dolores O'Riordan -Irish singer-songwriter (The Cranberries)

1972- Dylan Bruno -American actor and producer

1972- Idris Elba -English-American actor, rapper, and producer

1972- Eugene Hütz -Ukrainian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Gogol Bordello)

1972- Justina Machado -American actress

1972- China Miéville -English author and critic

1972- Saulius Mikalajūnas -Lithuanian footballer

1972- Anika Noni Rose -American actress and singer

1973- Carlo Cudicini -Italian footballer

1973- Greg Rusedski -Canadian-English tennis player and sportscaster

1973- Alessandro Troncon -Italian rugby player and coach

1974- Tim Henman -English tennis player and sportscaster

1974- Sarah Danielle Madison -American actress (d. 2014)

1974- Nina Persson -Swedish singer-songwriter (The Cardigans and A Camp)

1974- Sarah Strange -Canadian actress

1974- Justin Whalin -American actor

1975- Derrek Lee -American baseball player and coach

1976- N.O.R.E. -American rapper (Capone-N-Noreaga)

1976- Rodrigo Amarante -Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Little Joy, Los Hermanos, and Orquestra Imperial)

1976- Naomie Harris -English actress

1976- Jon Ander López -Spanish footballer (d. 2013)

1976- Tom Pappas -American decathlete

1976- Hyun Young -South Korean actress and singer

1977- Kiyoshi Hikawa -Japanese singer

1978- Cisco Adler -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Whitestarr)

1978- Marlen Angelidou -Greek singer-songwriter and actress (Hi-5 (Greek band)|Hi-5)

1978- Simon Barjie -Italian-Gambian footballer

1978- Natalia Cigliuti -Uruguayan-American actress

1978- Alex Escobar -Venezuelan baseball player

1978- Mathew Horne -English actor and screenwriter

1978- Homare Sawa -Japanese footballer

1979- Mike Arnaoutis -Greek boxer

1979- Foxy Brown (rapper)|Foxy Brown -American rapper and actress (The Firm (hip hop group)|The Firm)

1979- Low Ki -American wrestler

1979- Massimo Maccarone -Italian footballer

1979- Carlos Adrián Morales -Mexican footballer

1980- Jillian Hall -American wrestler and singer

1980- Yuji Hamano -Japanese archer

1980- Kerry Katona -English singer (Atomic Kitten)

1980- Samuel Peter -Nigerian boxer

1980- Helen Reeves (kayaker)|Helen Reeves -English canoe racer

1980- Joseph Yobo -Nigerian footballer

1981- Yuki Abe -Japanese footballer

1981- Yumiko Cheng -Hong Kong singer and actress

1981- Mark Teahen -American baseball player

1981- Heather Vandeven -American model and actress

1983- Dimitri Champion -French cyclist

1983- Pippa Middleton -English party planner and author

1984- Helena Ekholm -Swedish skier

1984- Orsi Kocsis -Hungarian model

1985- Webbie -American rapper

1985- Ali Ashfaq -Maldivian footballer

1985- Tom Ransley -English rower

1985- Alberto Valerio -Brazilian race car driver

1986- Tory Mason -American porn actor

1986- Raven Riley -American porn actress and producer

1987- Ramiele Malubay -Saudi Arabian-American singer

1988- Max George (singer)|Max George -English singer (The Wanted)

1988- Denis Tonucci -Italian footballer

1989- Nikos Boutzikos -Greek footballer

1989- Kim So-eun -South Korean actress

1990- John Wall (basketball)|John Wall -American basketball player

1991- Lauren Froderman -American dancer

1992- Fabiola Rodas -Guatemalan singer

1993- Mattia Valoti -Italian footballer

1994- Theo Trebs -German actor

History of Deaths


394- Eugenius -Roman usurper

957- Liudolf, Duke of Swabia -(b. 930)

926- Emperor Taizu of Liao -(b. 872)

972- Pope John XIII -(b. 930)

1276- Vicedomino de Vicedominis -Italian cardinal (b. 1210)

1431- Demetrios Laskaris Leontares -Byzantine admiral and diplomat

1511- Ashikaga Yoshizumi -Japanese shogun (b. 1481)

1625- Thomas Dempster -Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1579)

1635- Metius -Dutch mathematician and astronomer (b. 1571)

1649- Robert Dudley (explorer)|Robert Dudley -English geographer and explorer (b. 1574)

1683- Jean-Baptiste Colbert -French politician, List of Finance Ministers of France|French Controller-General of Finances (b. 1619)

1708- Sir John Morden, 1st Baronet -English merchant and philanthropist, founded Morden College (b. 1623)

1724- Jonathan Singletary Dunham -American settler (b. 1640)

1748- Edmund Gibson -English bishop (b. 1669)

1782- Martha Jefferson -American wife of Thomas Jefferson (b. 1748)

1783- Bertinazzi -Italian actor and author (b. 1710)

1808- Louis-Pierre Anquetil -French historian and author (b. 1723)

1833- Antoine le Blanc -French-American murderer (b. 1800)

1868- Pierre Adolphe Rost -American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1797)

1885- Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol -Catalan engineer, designed the ''Ictineo I'' and ''Ictineo II'' (b. 1819)

1902- Frederick Abel -English chemist and engineer (b. 1827)

1907- Sully Prudhomme -French poet and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1839)

1919- Lord Charles Beresford -English admiral and politician (b. 1846)

1927- Charles Woodruff (archer)|Charles Woodruff -American archer (b. 1846)

1938- John Stuart Hindmarsh -English race car driver and pilot (b. 1907)

1939- Arthur Rackham -English illustrator (b. 1867)

1945- John S. McCain, Sr. -American admiral (b. 1884)

1949- Walter Widdop -English tenor (b. 1892)

1950- Olaf Stapledon -English philosopher and author (b. 1886)

1951- James W. Gerard -American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (b. 1867)

1952- Gertrude Lawrence -English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1898)

1956- Lee Jung-seob -North Korean painter (b. 1916)

1959- Edmund Gwenn -English-American actor and singer (b. 1877)

1959- Kay Kendall -English actress and singer (b. 1926)

1962- Hanns Eisler -German-Austrian composer (b. 1898)

1962- Seiichiro Kashio -Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)

1963- Wladimir Aïtoff -French rugby player (b. 1879)

1966- Margaret Sanger -American nurse, educator, and activist (b. 1879)

1966- Hendrik Verwoerd -Dutch-South African politician, 7th Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1901)

1969- Arthur Friedenreich -Brazilian footballer (b. 1892)

1972- Allauddin Khan -Indian sarod player and composer (b. 1862)

1974- Olga Baclanova -Russian-Swiss actress (b. 1896)

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

1978- Tom Wilson (record producer)|Tom Wilson -American record producer (b. 1931)

1979- Ronald Binge -English organist and composer (b. 1910)

1984- Ernest Tubb -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)

1985- Johnny Desmond -American singer (b. 1919)

1985- Franco Ferrara -Italian conductor and composer (b. 1911)

1986- Blanche Sweet -American actress and singer (b. 1895)

1987- Quinn Martin -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)

1987- Harry Wilson (actor)|Harry Wilson -English-American actor, singer, and stuntman (b. 1897)

1988- Leroy Brown (wrestler)|Leroy Brown -American wrestler (b. 1950)

1988- Bill Northam -Australian sailor and businessman (b. 1905)

1990- Tom Fogerty -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Creedence Clearwater Revival and Ruby (rock band)|Ruby) (b. 1941)

1990- Len Hutton -English cricketer and soldier (b. 1916)

1991- Bob Goldham -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1922)

1992- Henry Ephron -American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1912)

1994- James Clavell -Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

1994- Nicky Hopkins -English pianist (The Jeff Beck Group, The Kinks, Jerry Garcia Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Sweet Thursday (band)|Sweet Thursday) (b. 1944)

1994- Max Kaminsky (musician)|Max Kaminsky -American trumpet player and bandleader (Original Dixieland Jass Band) (b. 1908)

1996- Ester Soré -Chilean singer (b. 1915)

1997- P. H. Newby -English author and broadcaster (b. 1918)

1998- Ernst-Hugo Järegård -Swedish actor (b. 1928)

1998- Akira Kurosawa -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)

1998- Ric Segreto -American singer-songwriter, actor, and journalist (b. 1952)

1999- Lagumot Harris -Nauruan politician, 3rd President of Nauru (b. 1938)

1999- René Lecavalier -Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)

2001- Carl Crack -Swiss-German rapper and DJ (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)

2002- Ilya Livykou -Greek actress (b. 1919)

2003- Harry Goz -American actor and singer (b. 1932)

2003- Mohammad Oraz -Iranian mountaineer (b. 1969)

2005- Hasan Abidi -Pakistani journalist and poet (b. 1929)

2005- Eugenia Charles -Dominican politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1919)

2007- Madeleine L'Engle -American author and poet (b. 1918)

2007- Luciano Pavarotti -Italian tenor and actor (b. 1935)

2007- Percy Rodriguez -Canadian-American actor (b. 1918)

2008- Sören Nordin -Swedish Harness racing|harness racer and trainer (b. 1917)

2008- Anita Page -American actress and singer (b. 1910)

2009- Catherine Gaskin -Irish-Australian author (b. 1929)

2010- Clive Donner -English director and editor (b. 1926)

2011- Michael S. Hart -American author, founded Project Gutenberg (b. 1947)

2012- Elisabeth Böhm -German architect (b. 1921)

2012- Lawrie Dring -Scottish scout leader, founded World Federation of Independent Scouts (b. 1931)

2012- Jerome Kilty -American actor and playwright (b. 1922)

2012- Art Modell -American businessman (b. 1925)

2012- Terry Nutkins -English television host and author (b. 1946)

2012- Oscar Rossi -Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1930)

2013- Ann C. Crispin -American author (b. 1950)

2013- Dick Hess -American politician (b. 1938)

2013- Barbara Hicks -English actress (b. 1924)

2013- Khin Maung Kyi -Burmese economist and scholar (b. 1926)

2013- Santiago Rosario -Puerto Rican baseball player and coach (b. 1939)

2013- Bill Wallis -English actor (b. 1936)

2014- Odd Bondevik -Norwegian bishop and theologian (b. 1941)

2014- Cirilo Flores -American bishop (b. 1948)

2014- Stefan Gierasch -American actor (b. 1926)

2014- Molly Glynn -American actress (b. 1968)

2014- Seth Martin -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1933)

2014- Kira Zvorykina -Belarusian chess player (b. 1919)