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Day History: September-8

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Events History


70- Roman Empire|Roman -Military of ancient Rome|forces under Titus Siege of Jerusalem (70)|sack Jerusalem.

617- Battle of Huoyi -Li Yuan defeats a Sui Dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang'an and the eventual establishment of the Tang Dynasty.

1100-Election of Antipope Theodoric -

1253- Pope Innocent IV -canonised Stanislaus of Szczepanów|Stanisław of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II the Generous|Bolesław II.

1264-The Statute of Kalisz -guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving ''Beth din|battei din'' jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus of Greater Poland|Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.

1271- John XXI -chosen as Pope.

1331- Stephen Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia|Stephen Uroš IV Dušan -declares himself king of Serbia

1380- Battle of Kulikovo -Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.

1504- Michelangelo's David|Michelangelo's ''David'' -is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

1514- Battle of Orsha -In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Polish people|Poles defeat the Russian army.

1551-The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil|Vitória -Brazil

1565-The Knights Hospitaller|Knights of Malta -lift the Turkey|Turkish Siege of Malta (1565)|siege of Malta that began on May 18.

1655- Warsaw -falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during Deluge (history)|The Deluge, making it the first time the city is captured by a foreign army.

1727-A barn fire during a puppet show in the village -of Burwell, Cambridgeshire|Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.

1755- French and Indian War -Battle of Lake George.

1756-French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition -

1761-Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom -to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

1781- American Revolutionary War -The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war's last significant battle in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War|Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory.

1793- French Revolutionary Wars -Battle of Hondschoote.

1796-French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano -France|French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.

1810-The '' Tonquin -' sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.

1831- William IV of the United Kingdom|William IV -and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned List of British monarchs|King and List of British consorts|Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

1831- November Uprising -Battle of Warsaw (1831)|Battle of Warsaw ends, effectively ending the Insurrection.

1860-The steamship -''PS Lady Elgin|Lady Elgin'' sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.

1862- Millennium of Russia -monument unveiled in Novgorod.

1863- American Civil War -Second Battle of Sabine Pass: On the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River (Texas-Louisiana)|Sabine River, a small Confederate States of America|Confederate force thwarts a United States|Union invasion of Texas.

1883-The Northern Pacific Railway -(reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.

1888-In Spain -the first travel of Peral Submarine|Isaac Peral's submarine, was the first practical submarine ever made.

1888-In London -the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.

1888-In England -the first six Football League matches are played.

1892-The Pledge of Allegiance -is first recited.

1900- Galveston Hurricane of 1900 -A powerful tropical cyclone|hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.

1914- World War I -Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.

1921-16-year-old Margaret Gorman -wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.

1923- Honda Point Disaster -Nine United States Navy|US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.

1926- Weimar Republic|Germany -is admitted to the League of Nations.

1930- 3M -begins marketing Scotch Tape|Scotch transparent tape.

1933- Ghazi of Iraq|Ghazi bin Faisal -became King of Iraq.

1934-Off the New Jersey -coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner {{SS|Morro Castle|1930|6}} kills 135 people.

1935- United States Senate|US Senator -from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed "Kingfish", is fatally shot in the Louisiana State Capitol building.

1941- World War II -Siege of Leningrad begins. Nazi Germany|German forces begin a siege against the Soviet Union's second-largest city, Saint Petersburg|Leningrad.

1943-World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati -is bombed by USAAF.

1943-World War II: United States -General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allies of World War II|Allied armistice with Italy.

1944-World War II: London -is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time.

1944-World War II: Menton -is liberated from Germany.

1945- Cold War -United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet Union|Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.

1946-95.6% vote in favour of Republicanism|abolishing the monarchy -in Bulgaria.

1951- Treaty of San Francisco -In San Francisco, California, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan in formal recognition of the end of the Pacific War.

1954-The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization -(SEATO) is established.

1959-The Asian Institute of Technology -(AIT) is established.

1960-In Huntsville, Alabama -US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).

1962-Newly independent Algeria -by referendum, adopts a Constitution of Algeria|constitution.

1962-Last run of the famous Pines Express -over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 ''Evening Star''.

1965-Pakistan Navy raids Indian coasts without any resistance in Operation Dwarka -Pakistan celebrates Victory Day annually.

1966-The Severn Bridge -is officially opened by Elizabeth II|Queen Elizabeth II.

1966-The first '' Star Trek -' Star Trek: The Original Series|series premieres on NBC.

1967-The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England -by British Railways.

1971-In Washington, D.C. -the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's ''Mass (Bernstein)|Mass''.

1974- Watergate Scandal -President of the United States|US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.

1975- Gays in the military -United States Air Force|US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of ''Time (magazine)|Time'' magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, which was later upgraded to honorable.

1988- Yellowstone National Park -is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to Yellowstone fires of 1988|ongoing fires.

1989- Partnair Flight 394 -drove into the North Sea, killing 55 people. The investigation showed that the tail of the plane vibrated loose in flight due to sub-standard connecting bolts that had been fraudulently sold as aircraft-grade.

1991-The Republic of Macedonia -becomes independent.

1994- USAir Flight 427 -on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.

2004- NASA -s unmanned spacecraft ''Genesis (spacecraft)|Genesis'' crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.

2005-Two EMERCOM -Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.

2013-Eleven people are killed in a Valea Lupului minibus train collision|train collision -in Iași County, Romania.

Famous Birthdays


685- Emperor Xuanzong of Tang -(d. 762)

801- Ansgar -German archbishop and saint (d. 865)

828- Ali al-Hadi -Saudi Arabian 10th of the Twelve Imams (d. 868)

1157- Richard I of England -(d. 1199)

1209- Sancho II of Portugal -(d. 1248)

1271- Charles Martel of Anjou -(d. 1295)

1380- Bernardino of Siena -Italian priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1444)

1413- Catherine of Bologna -Italian nun and saint (d. 1463)

1474- Ludovico Ariosto -Italian playwright and poet (d. 1533)

1515- Alfonso Salmeron -Spanish priest and scholar (d. 1585)

1588- Marin Mersenne -French mathematician, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1648)

1611- Johann Friedrich Gronovius -German scholar and critic (d. 1671)

1621- Louis, Grand Condé -French general (d. 1686)

1633- Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans -(d. 1654)

1672- Nicolas de Grigny -French organist and composer (d. 1703)

1698- François Francoeur -French violinist and composer (d. 1787)

1742- Ozias Humphry -English painter (d. 1810)

1749- Yolande de Polastron -French educator (d. 1793)

1749- Princess Marie Louise of Savoy -(d. 1792)

1750- Tanikaze Kajinosuke -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 4th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1795)

1752- Carl Stenborg -Swedish opera singer, actor, and director (d. 1813)

1767- August Wilhelm Schlegel -German poet and critic (d. 1845)

1774- Anne Catherine Emmerich -German nun and mystic (d. 1824)

1779- Mustafa IV -Ottoman sultan (d. 1808)

1783- N. F. S. Grundtvig -Danish pastor, philosopher, and author (d. 1872)

1804- Eduard Mörike -German poet (d. 1875)

1814- Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg -French archaeologist, ethnographer, and historian (d. 1874)

1815- Giuseppina Strepponi -Italian soprano (d. 1897)

1822- Karl von Ditmar -German geologist and explorer (d. 1892)

1824- Jaime Nunó -Spanish-American composer, conductor, and director (d. 1908)

1828- Joshua Chamberlain -American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (d. 1914)

1828- Clarence Cook -American author and critic (d. 1900)

1830- Frédéric Mistral -French poet and lexicographer, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)

1831- Wilhelm Raabe -German author and painter (d. 1910)

1841- Antonín Dvořák -Czech poet and composer (d. 1904)

1841- Charles J. Guiteau -American preacher and lawyer (d. 1882)

1846- Paul Chater -Indian-Hong Kong businessman (d. 1926)

1851- John Jenkins (Australian politician)|John Jenkins -American-Australian politician, 22nd Premier of South Australia (d. 1923)

1852- Gojong of Korea -(d. 1919)

1857- Georg Michaelis -German politician, 6th Chancellor of Germany (German Reich)|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)

1867- Alexander Parvus -Belarusian-German theoretician and activist (d. 1924)

1868- Seth Weeks -American mandolin player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1953)

1871- Samuel McLaughlin -Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded the McLaughlin automobile|McLaughlin Car Company (d. 1972)

1873- Alfred Jarry -French author and playwright (d. 1907)

1873- David O. McKay -American religious leader, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1970)

1881- Harry Hillman -American hurdler (d. 1945)

1884- Théodore Pilette -Belgian race car driver (d. 1921)

1886- Siegfried Sassoon -English captain, journalist, and poet (d. 1967)

1886- Ninon Vallin -French soprano (d. 1961)

1889- Robert Taft -American politician (d. 1953)

1894- John Samuel Bourque -Canadian soldier and politician (d. 1974)

1894- Willem Pijper -Dutch composer and critic (d. 1947)

1895- Sara García -Mexican actress (d. 1980)

1896- Howard Dietz -American publicist and songwriter (d. 1983)

1897- Jimmie Rodgers (country singer)|Jimmie Rodgers -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1933)

1900- Tilly Devine -English-Australian criminal (d. 1970)

1900- Claude Pepper -American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)

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

1903- Jane Arbor -English author (d. 1994)

1904- Tzavalas Karousos -Greek-French actor (d. 1969)

1905- Ivy Bean -English centenarian (d. 2010)

1905- Henry Wilcoxon -Dominican-American actor and producer (d. 1984)

1906- Andrei Kirilenko (politician)|Andrei Kirilenko -Russian engineer and politician (d. 1990)

1907- William Wentworth (Australian politician)|William Wentworth -Australian economist and politician, 11th Minister for Human Services (Australia)|Australian Minister for Human Services (d. 2003)

1909- Józef Noji -Polish runner (d. 1943)

1910- Jean-Louis Barrault -French actor and director (d. 1994)

1914- Patriarch Demetrios I of Constantinople -(d. 1991)

1914- Denys Lasdun -English architect, designed the Royal National Theatre (d. 2001)

1915- Frank Cady -American actor and singer (d. 2012)

1915- Frank Pullen -English businessman (d. 1992)

1917- Jan Sedivka -Czech-Australian violinist and educator (d. 2009)

1918- Derek Barton -English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1919- Gianni Brera -Italian journalist and author (d. 1992)

1919- Maria Lassnig -Austrian painter (d. 2014)

1921- Harry Secombe -Welsh-English actor and singer (d. 2001)

1922- Sid Caesar -American actor and singer (d. 2014)

1922- Lyndon LaRouche -American politician and activist, founded the LaRouche movement

1922- Royston Tickner -English actor (d. 1997)

1923- Rasul Gamzatov -Russian poet (d. 2003)

1924- Jean-Paul Cloutier -Canadian politician (d. 2010)

1924- Fred Jarvis -English union leader

1924- Marie-Claire Kirkland -American-Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician

1924- Grace Metalious -American author (d. 1964)

1924- Mimi Parent -Canadian-Swiss painter (d. 2005)

1925- Jacqueline Ceballos -American activist, founded the Veteran Feminists of America

1925- Peter Sellers -English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)

1926- Bhupen Hazarika -Indian singer-songwriter, poet, and director (d. 2011)

1927- Harlan Howard -American songwriter (d. 2002)

1927- Robert L. Rock -American politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (d. 2013)

1929- Christoph von Dohnányi -German conductor

1930- Mario Adorf -Swiss-German actor, singer, and screenwriter

1930- Nguyen Cao Ky -Vietnamese general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2011)

1930- Robert W. Firestone -American psychologist and author

1931- John Garrett (British politician)|John Garrett -English politician (d. 2007)

1932- Patsy Cline -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)

1933- Asha Bhosle -Indian singer and actress

1933- Paul M. Fleiss -American pediatrician and author

1933- Michael Frayn -English author and playwright

1933- Jeffrey Koo Sr. -Taiwanese banker and businessman (d. 2012)

1933- Eric Salzman -American composer, producer, and critic

1933- Maigonis Valdmanis -Latvian basketball player and coach (d. 1999)

1934- Rodrigue Biron -Canadian politician

1934- Peter Maxwell Davies -English composer and conductor

1934- Bernard Donoughue, Baron Donoughue -English academic and politician

1936- Roy Newman -English admiral

1937- Barbara Frum -American-Canadian journalist (d. 1992)

1937- Archie Goodwin (comics)|Archie Goodwin -American author and illustrator (d. 1998)

1938- Kenichi Horie -Japanese sailor

1938- Adrian Cronauer -American sergeant and radio host

1938- Sam Nunn -American lawyer and politician

1939- Carsten Keller -German field hockey player and coach

1939- Guitar Shorty -American singer and guitarist

1940- Quentin L. Cook -American religious leader

1940- Jerzy Robert Nowak -Polish historian and journalist

1940- Jack Prelutsky -American author and poet

1941- Bernie Sanders -American carpenter and politician

1942- Brian Cole -American bass player (The Association) (d. 1972)

1942- Judith Hann -English journalist and author

1943- Adelaide C. Eckardt -American academic and politician

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

1944- Margaret Hodge -Egyptian-English economist and politician

1944- Terry Jenner -Australian cricketer and coach

1945- Vinko Puljić -Croatian cardinal

1945- Ron "Pigpen" McKernan -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Grateful Dead) (d. 1973)

1945- Rogie Vachon -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1945- Kelly Groucutt -English singer and bass player (Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II) (d. 2009)

1946- Ronnie Burns (singer)|Ronnie Burns -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cotton Keays & Morris)

1946- L. C. Greenwood -American football player (d. 2013)

1947- Valery Afanassiev -Russian pianist and conductor

1947- Halldór Ásgrímsson -Icelandic accountant and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Iceland

1947- Ann Beattie -American author and academic

1947- Benjamin Orr -American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Cars) (d. 2000)

1947- Marianne Wiggins -American author

1948- Jean-Pierre Monseré -Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)

1948- Great Kabuki -Japanese wrestler

1949- Edward Hinds -English physicist and academic

1950- Ian Davidson (British politician)|Ian Davidson -Scottish politician

1950- Zachary Richard -American singer-songwriter and poet

1950- Mike Simpson -American dentist and politician

1951- Tim Gullikson -American tennis player and coach (d. 1996)

1951- Nikos Karvelas -Greek singer-songwriter and producer

1951- John McDonnell (politician)|John McDonnell -English politician

1951- Dezső Ránki -Hungarian pianist

1952- David R. Ellis -American actor, stuntman, and director (d. 2013)

1952- Geoff Miller -English cricketer

1953- Pascal Greggory -French actor

1954- Mark Lindsay Chapman -English actor, singer, and producer

1954- Anne Diamond -English journalist

1954- Mark Foley -American politician

1954- Jon Scieszka -American author and educator

1954- Michael Shermer -American historian, author, and academic, founded The Skeptics Society

1955- David O'Halloran -Australian footballer (d. 2013)

1955- Julian Richings -English-Canadian actor

1955- Terry Tempest Williams -American environmentalist and author

1956- Mick Brown (musician)|Mick Brown -American drummer (Dokken, Tooth and Nail (band)|Tooth and Nail, and T & N)

1956- Maurice Cheeks -American basketball player and coach

1956- Fad Gadget -English singer (d. 2002)

1956- Stefan Johansson -Swedish race car driver

1957- Walt Easley -American football player (d. 2013)

1957- Heather Thomas -American actress and author

1958- Michael Lardie -American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Great White and Night Ranger)

1958- Mitsuru Miyamoto -Japanese voice actor

1959- Carmen Campagne -Canadian singer

1959- Daler Nazarov -Tajik singer-songwriter and actor

1960- Stefano Casiraghi -Italian-Monacan businessman (d. 1990)

1960- Aimee Mann -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress ('Til Tuesday)

1960- David Steele (musician)|David Steele -English bass player and songwriter (The Beat (British band)|The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals)

1960- Aguri Suzuki -Japanese race car driver

1962- Linda Bennett -English-Icelandic fashion designer, founded L.K.Bennett

1962- Sergio Casal -Spanish tennis player

1962- Christopher Klim -American physicist and author

1962- Thomas Kretschmann -German-American actor

1962- Jay Ziskrout -American drummer and producer (Bad Religion)

1963- Alexandros Alexiou -Greek footballer

1963- Hitoshi Matsumoto -Japanese comedian and actor

1963- Brad Silberling -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1964- Raven (wrestler)|Raven -American wrestler and actor

1964- Michael Johns (policy analyst)|Michael Johns -American businessman and journalist

1964- Joachim Nielsen -Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jokke & Valentinerne) (d. 2000)

1964- Victor Ubogu -Nigerian-English rugby player

1965- Darlene Zschech -Australian singer-songwriter and pastor

1966- Peter Furler -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Newsboys and Peter Furler Band)

1966- Carola Häggkvist -Swedish singer-songwriter

1967- Eerik-Niiles Kross -Estonian politician and diplomat

1967- James Packer -Australian businessman

1967- Kimberly Peirce -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1968- Wolfram Klein -German footballer

1968- Ray Wilson (musician)|Ray Wilson -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Genesis (band)|Genesis and Stiltskin)

1969- Lars Bohinen -Norwegian footballer and manager

1969- Petter Hegre -Norwegian photographer

1969- Oswaldo Ibarra -Ecuadorian footballer

1969- Chris Powell -English footballer and manager

1969- Gary Speed -Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2011)

1970- Lodi (wrestler)|Lodi -American wrestler

1970- Neko Case -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The New Pornographers, The Corn Sisters, and Maow)

1970- Paul DiPietro -Canadian-Swiss ice hockey player

1970- Latrell Sprewell -American basketball player

1970- Andy Ward (rugby union)|Andy Ward -Irish rugby player and coach

1971- David Arquette -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1971- Brooke Burke -American model and actress

1971- Martin Freeman -English actor

1971- Khalid Gonçalves -American actor

1971- Lachlan Murdoch -English-American businessman

1971- Dustin O'Halloran -American pianist and composer

1971- Daniel Petrov -Bulgarian boxer

1971- Pierre Sévigny (ice hockey)|Pierre Sévigny -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1972- Markus Babbel -German footballer and manager

1972- Os du Randt -South African rugby player and coach

1972- Giovanni Frezza -Italian actor

1972- Lisa Kennedy Montgomery -American radio and television host

1972- Phil Laak -Irish-American poker player

1972- Tomokazu Seki -Japanese voice actor and singer

1973- Khamis Al-Dosari -Saudi Arabian footballer

1973- Gabrial McNair -American saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer (Oslo (band)|Oslo)

1973- Troy Sanders -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Mastodon and Killer Be Killed)

1974- Marios Agathokleous -Cypriot footballer

1974- Tanaz Eshaghian -Iranian-American director and producer

1974- Braulio Luna -Mexican footballer

1975- Lee Eul-Yong -South Korean footballer and manager

1975- Richard Hughes (musician)|Richard Hughes -English drummer (Keane (band)|Keane)

1975- Chris Latham (rugby union)|Chris Latham -Australian rugby player

1975- Elena Likhovtseva -Russian tennis player

1975- Larenz Tate -American actor, director, and producer

1976- Gerald Drummond -Costa Rican footballer

1976- Jervis Drummond -Costa Rican footballer

1976- Brendan Kelly (musician)|Brendan Kelly -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lawrence Arms, The Broadways, and The Falcon (band)|The Falcon)

1976- Sarah Kucserka -American screenwriter and producer

1976- Sjeng Schalken -Dutch-Monacan tennis player

1977- Nate Corddry -American actor

1977- Jay McKee -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1978- Gerard Autet -Spanish footballer and manager

1978- Emanuele Ferraro -Italian footballer

1978- Gil Meche -American baseball player

1978- Angela Rawlings -Canadian-American author and poet

1979- Pink (singer)|Pink -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1980- Teruyuki Moniwa -Japanese footballer

1980- Mbulaeni Mulaudzi -South African runner (d. 2014)

1980- Slim Thug -American rapper and actor (Boss Hogg Outlawz)

1981- Selim Benachour -Tunisian footballer

1981- Māris Ļaksa -Latvian basketball player

1981- Morten Gamst Pedersen -Norwegian footballer

1981- Jonathan Taylor Thomas -American actor

1982- Chumlee -American television personality

1982- Travis Daniels -American football player

1983- Diego Benaglio -Swiss footballer

1983- Will Blalock -American basketball player

1983- Chris Judd -Australian footballer

1983- Wali Lundy -American football player

1983- Lewis Roberts-Thomson -Australian footballer

1984- Bobby Parnell -American baseball player

1984- Vitaly Petrov -Russian race car driver

1984- Jürgen Säumel -Austrian footballer

1984- Tiago Treichel -Brazilian footballer

1984- Peter Whittingham -English footballer

1985- Yendi Phillips -Jamaican model, Miss Jamaica World|Miss Jamaica World 2007

1986- Matt Grothe -American football player

1986- João Moutinho -Portuguese footballer

1986- Kirill Nababkin -Russian footballer

1987- Alexandre Bilodeau -Canadian skier

1987- Danielle Frenkel -Israeli high jumper

1987- Wiz Khalifa -American rapper and actor

1987- Marcel Nguyen -German gymnast

1988- Arrelious Benn -American football player

1988- Caitlin Hill -Australian blogger

1988- Chantal Jones -American model and actress

1989- Avicii -Swedish DJ and producer

1989- Gylfi Sigurðsson -Icelandic footballer

1990- Matt Barkley -American football player

1991- Ignacio González Espinoza|Ignacio González -Mexican footballer

1992- Kilian Pruschke -German footballer

1992- Nino Niederreiter -Swiss professional ice hockey player

1994- Marco Benassi (footballer)|Marco Benassi -Italian footballer

1995- Ellie Black -Canadian gymnast

1995- James Gandhi -English actor

1996- Krystal Reyes -Filipino actress

1997- Kimberlea Berg -English actress

History of Deaths


394- Arbogast (general)|Arbogast -Frankish general

701- Pope Sergius I -(b. 650)

780- Leo IV the Khazar -Byzantine emperor (b. 750)

1100- Antipope Clement III -(b. 1029)

1397- Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester -English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1355)

1425- Charles III of Navarre -(b. 1361)

1539- John Stokesley -English bishop (b. 1475)

1560- Amy Robsart -English wife of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (b. 1532)

1613- Carlo Gesualdo -Italian lute player and composer (b. 1566)

1637- Robert Fludd -English physician, mathematician, and cosmologist (b. 1574)

1644- John Coke -English politician (b. 1563)

1644- Francis Quarles -English poet (b. 1592)

1645- Francisco de Quevedo -Spanish poet and politician (b. 1580)

1656- Joseph Hall (bishop)|Joseph Hall -English bishop (b. 1574)

1675- Amalia of Solms-Braunfels -(b. 1602)

1682- Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz -Spanish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1606)

1721- Michael Brokoff -Czech sculptor (b. 1686)

1755- Ephraim Williams -American soldier and philanthropist (b. 1715)

1761- Bernard Forest de Bélidor -French mathematician and engineer (b. 1698)

1780- Enoch Poor -American general (b. 1736)

1784- Ann Lee -English-American religious leader (b. 1736)

1806- Patrick Cotter O'Brien -Irish giant (b. 1760)

1811- Peter Simon Pallas -German zoologist and botanist (b. 1741)

1831- John Aitken (music publisher)|John Aitken -Scottish-American publisher (b. 1745)

1853- Frédéric Ozanam -French scholar, co-founded the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (b. 1813)

1882- Joseph Liouville -French mathematician and academic (b. 1809)

1888- Annie Chapman -English victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1841)

1916- Friedrich Baumfelder -German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1836)

1894- Hermann von Helmholtz -German physician and physicist (b. 1821)

1909- Vere St. Leger Goold -Irish tennis player (b. 1853)

1933- Faisal I of Iraq -(b. 1883)

1935- Carl Weiss -American physician (b. 1906)

1943- Julius Fučík (journalist)|Julius Fučík -Czech journalist (b. 1903)

1944- Jan van Gilse -Dutch composer and conductor (b. 1881)

1948- Thomas Mofolo -Lesotho author (b. 1876)

1949- Richard Strauss -German composer and manager (b. 1864)

1954- André Derain -French painter and sculptor (b. 1880)

1958- Émile Delchambre -French rower (b. 1875)

1963- Maurice Wilks -English engineer and businessman (d. 1904)

1965- Dorothy Dandridge -American actress and singer (b. 1922)

1965- Hermann Staudinger -German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)

1969- Bud Collyer -American actor and game show host (b. 1908)

1969- Alexandra David-Néel -Belgian-French explorer and activist (b. 1868)

1970- Percy Spencer -American engineer, invented the microwave oven, (b. 1894)

1974- Wolfgang Windgassen -French-German tenor (b. 1914)

1977- Valter Biiber -Estonian footballer (b. 1907)

1977- Zero Mostel -American actor and singer (b. 1915)

1980- Willard Libby -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)

1981- Nisargadatta Maharaj -Indian guru, philosopher, and educator (b. 1897)

1981- Roy Wilkins -American journalist and activist (b. 1901)

1981- Hideki Yukawa -Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

1983- Antonin Magne -French cyclist (b. 1904)

1985- John Franklin Enders -American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1990- Denys Watkins-Pitchford -English author and illustrator (b. 1905)

1991- Brad Davis (actor)|Brad Davis -American actor (b. 1949)

1991- Alex North -American composer (b. 1910)

1995- Erich Kunz -Austrian opera singer (b. 1909)

1999- Moondog -American-German singer-songwriter, drummer, and poet (b. 1916)

1999- Michalis Kounelis -Greek violinist (b. 1928)

2001- Bill Ricker -Canadian entomologist and author (b. 1908)

2002- Rulon Jeffs -American religious leader (b. 1909)

2002- Laurie Williams -Jamaican cricketer (b. 1968)

2003- Jaclyn Linetsky -Canadian voice actress (b. 1986)

2003- Leni Riefenstahl -German actress, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)

2004- Frank Thomas (animator)|Frank Thomas -American animator, voice actor, and screenwriter (b. 1913)

2005- Noel Cantwell -Irish cricketer, footballer, and manager (b. 1932)

2005- Donald Horne -Australian journalist, author, and critic (b. 1921)

2006- Hilda Bernstein -English-South African author and activist (b. 1915)

2006- Peter Brock -Australian race car driver (b. 1945)

2006- Frank Middlemass -English actor (b. 1919)

2006- Erk Russell -American football player and coach (b. 1926)

2007- Ramón Cardemil -Chilean horse rider (b. 1917)

2007- Vincent Serventy -Australian ornithologist, conservationist, and author (b. 1916)

2008- Ralph Plaisted -American explorer (b. 1927)

2008- Evan Tanner -American mixed martial artist (b. 1971)

2009- Ray Barrett -Australian actor (b. 1927)

2009- Aage Bohr -Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

2009- Mike Bongiorno -American-Italian television host (b. 1924)

2010- Murali (Tamil actor)|Murali -Indian actor (b. 1964)

2012- Adnan Farhan Abd Al Latif -Yemeni criminal (b. 1975)

2012- Leigh Hamilton -New Zealand-American actress (b. 1949)

2012- Ronald Hamowy -Canadian historian and academic (b. 1937)

2012- Bill Moggridge -English-American designer, author, and educator, co-founded IDEO (b. 1943)

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

2012- Thomas Szasz -Hungarian-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1920)

2013- Louise Currie -American actress (b. 1913)

2013- Don Reichert -Canadian painter and photographer (b. 1932)

2013- Jean Véronis -French linguist, computer scientist, and blogger (b. 1955)

2013- Goose Gonsoulin -American football player (b. 1938)

2013- Cal Worthington -American car dealer (b. 1920)

2014- Marvin Barnes -American basketball player (b. 1952)

2014- S. Truett Cathy -American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (b. 1921)

2014- Bobby Fong -American academic (b. 1950)

2014- Sean O'Haire -American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (b. 1971)

2014- Magda Olivero -Italian soprano (b. 1910)

2014- Gerald Wilson -American trumpet player and composer (b. 1918)

2014- George Zuverink -American baseball player (b. 1924)