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Day History: September-26

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History of Deaths


1417- Francesco Zabarella -Italian cardinal (b. 1360)

1468- Juan de Torquemada (cardinal)|Juan de Torquemada -Spanish cardinal (b. 1388)

1501- Džore Držić -Croatian poet and playwright (b. 1461)

1620- Taichang Emperor -of China (b. 1582)

1626- Wakisaka Yasuharu -Japanese daimyo (b. 1554)

1716- Antoine Parent -French mathematician (b. 1666)

1764- Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro -Spanish monk and scholar (b. 1676)

1800- William Billings -American composer (b. 1746)

1802- Jurij Vega -Slovenian mathematician and physicist (b. 1754)

1820- Daniel Boone -American hunter and explorer (b. 1734)

1868- August Ferdinand Möbius -German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)

1877- Hermann Grassmann -German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)

1902- Levi Strauss -German-American businessman, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (b. 1829)

1904- Lafcadio Hearn -Greek-Japanese author (b. 1850)

1904- John Fitzwilliam Stairs -Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1848)

1908- Samuel Duvall -American archer (b. 1836)

1935- Andy Adams (writer)|Andy Adams -American author (b. 1859)

1935- Iván Persa -Slovene-Hungarian priest and author (b. 1861)

1937- Bessie Smith -American singer and actress (b. 1894)

1945- Béla Bartók -Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1881)

1946- William Strunk, Jr. -American author and educator (b. 1869)

1947- Hugh Lofting -English-American author and poet (b. 1886)

1951- Hans Cloos -German geologist and academic (b. 1885)

1952- George Ducker -Canadian soccer player (b. 1871)

1952- George Santayana -Spanish-American philosopher and author (b. 1863)

1953- Xu Beihong -Chinese painter and educator (b. 1895)

1954- Ellen Roosevelt -American tennis player (b. 1868)

1957- Arthur Powell Davies -American minister and author (b. 1902)

1959- Leslie Morshead -Australian general (b. 1889)

1959- Teodor Ussisoo -Estonian furniture designer and educator (b. 1878)

1963- Otto Christman -Canadian soccer player (b. 1880)

1965- James Fitzmaurice (pilot)|James Fitzmaurice -Irish soldier and pilot (b. 1898)

1968- Ben Shlomo Lipman-Heilprin -Polish-Israeli neurologist and physician (b. 1902)

1968- Daniel Johnson, Sr. -Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Quebec (b. 1915)

1968- Władysław Kędra -Polish pianist (b. 1918)

1972- Charles Correll -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1890)

1973- Samuel Flagg Bemis -American historian and author (b. 1891)

1973- Ralph Earnhardt -American race car driver (b. 1923)

1973- Anna Magnani -Italian actress and singer (b. 1908)

1976- Leopold Ružička -Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1977- Uday Shankar -Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1900)

1978- Manne Siegbahn -Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)

1979- Arthur Hunnicutt -American actor (b. 1910)

1982- Alec Hurwood -Australian cricketer (b. 1902)

1983- Tino Rossi -French singer and actor (b. 1907)

1984- Paquirri -Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)

1984- John Facenda -American sportscaster (b. 1913)

1987- Ramang -Indonesian footballer and manager (b. 1928)

1987- Herbert Tichy -Austrian geologist, journalist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)

1989- Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay -Indian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1920)

1990- Alberto Moravia -Italian author and critic (b. 1907)

1991- Billy Vaughn -American singer and bandleader (The Hilltoppers (band)|The Hilltoppers) (b. 1919)

1995- Kalju Pitksaar -Estonian chess player (b. 1931)

1996- Nicu Ceaușescu -Romanian politician (b. 1951)

1998- Betty Carter -American singer (b. 1930)

1999- Oseola McCarty -American philanthropist (b. 1908)

1999- Bernadette O'Farrell -Irish-Monacan actress (b. 1924)

2000- Richard Mulligan -American actor (b. 1932)

2000- Baden Powell de Aquino -Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)

2003- Shawn Lane -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Black Oak Arkansas) (b. 1963)

2003- Robert Palmer (singer)|Robert Palmer -English singer-songwriter (The Power Station (band)|The Power Station and Vinegar Joe (band)|Vinegar Joe) (b. 1949)

2004- Marianna Komlos -Canadian bodybuilder, model, and wrestler (b. 1969)

2005- Helen Cresswell -English author and screenwriter (b. 1934)

2006- Byron Nelson -American golfer and coach (b. 1912)

2006- Iva Toguri D'Aquino -American typist and broadcaster (b. 1916)

2007- Bill Wirtz -American businessman (b. 1929)

2008- Marc Moulin -Belgian keyboard player, producer, and journalist (Aksak Maboul and Telex (band)|Telex) (b. 1942)

2008- Paul Newman -American actor, director, producer, and businessman, co-founded Newman's Own (b. 1925)

2010- Terry Newton -English rugby player (b. 1978)

2010- Gloria Stuart -American actress and singer (b. 1910)

2011- Bob Cassilly -American sculptor, founded the City Museum (b. 1949)

2012- M'el Dowd -American actress and singer (b. 1933)

2012- Sylvia Fedoruk -Canadian physicist and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (b. 1927)

2012- Eugene Genovese -American historian and author (b. 1930)

2012- Vance Heafner -American golfer (b. 1954)

2012- Johnny Lewis -American actor (b. 1983)

2012- Sam Steiger -American journalist and politician (b. 1929)

2013- Azizan Abdul Razak -Malaysian politician, 10th List of Menteris Besar of Kedah|Menteri Besar of Kedah (b. 1944)

2013- Seánie Duggan -Irish hurler (b. 1922)

2013- Evelyn G. Lowery -American activist (b. 1925)

2013- Mario Montez -Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1935)

2013- Sos Sargsyan -Armenian actor (b. 1929)

2014- Jim Boeke -American football player and coach (b. 1938)

2014- Sam Hall (writer)|Sam Hall -American screenwriter (b. 1921)

2014- Gerald Neugebauer -American astronomer and physicist (b. 1932)

2014- Tamir Sapir -Georgian-American businessman (b. 1946)