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Day History: September-22

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History of Deaths


1072- Ouyang Xiu -Chinese historian, poet, and politician (b. 1007)

1253- Dōgen -Japanese monk and philosopher (b. 1200)

1345- Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster -English politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1281)

1399- Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk -English politician, Earl Marshal|Earl Marshal of The United Kingdom (b. 1366)

1520- Selim I -Ottoman sultan (b. 1465)

1539- Guru Nanak -Pakistani religious leader, founded Sikhism (b. 1469)

1554- Francisco Vásquez de Coronado -Spanish explorer (b. 1510)

1566- Johannes Agricola -German theologian and academic (b. 1494)

1607- Alessandro Allori -Italian painter (b. 1535)

1662- John Biddle (Unitarian)|John Biddle -English minister and theologian (b. 1615)

1692- Martha Corey -American woman accused of witchcraft (b. 1620)

1703- Vincenzo Viviani -Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1622)

1774- Pope Clement XIV -(b. 1705)

1776- Nathan Hale -American soldier (b. 1755)

1777- John Bartram -American botanist and explorer (b. 1699)

1852- William Tierney Clark -English engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge (b. 1783)

1872- Vladimir Dal -Russian lexicographer and linguist (b. 1801)

1873- Friedrich Frey-Herosé -Swiss politician (b. 1801)

1881- Solomon L. Spink -American lawyer and politician (b. 1831)

1914- Alain-Fournier -French soldier and author (b. 1886)

1919- Alajos Gáspár -Hungarian-Slovene author and poet (b. 1848)

1952- Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg -Finnish lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st President of Finland (b. 1865)

1956- Frederick Soddy -English chemist and economist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)

1957- Soemu Toyoda -Japanese admiral (b. 1885)

1961- Marion Davies -American actress, singer, and producer (b. 1897)

1969- Adolfo López Mateos -Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico (b. 1909)

1973- Paul van Zeeland -Belgian lawyer, economist, and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1893)

1981- Harry Warren -American composer and songwriter (b. 1893)

1987- Hákun Djurhuus -Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1908)

1987- Dan Rowan -American actor and producer (b. 1922)

1988- Rais Amrohvi -Pakistani psychoanalyst, scholar, and poet (b. 1914)

1989- Ambrose Folorunsho Alli -Nigerian academic and politician (b. 1929)

1989- Irving Berlin -Russian-American composer and songwriter (b. 1888)

1992- Aurelio López -Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)

1993- Maurice Abravanel -Greek-American pianist and conductor (b. 1903)

1994- Leonard Feather -English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (b. 1914)

1995- Bruno Junk -Estonian race walker (b. 1929)

1996- Ludmilla Chiriaeff -Latvian-Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (b. 1924)

1996- Dorothy Lamour -American actress and singer (b. 1914)

1999- George C. Scott -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1927)

2000- Saburō Sakai -Japanese lieutenant and pilot (b. 1916)

2001- Isaac Stern -Polish-Ukrainian violinist and conductor (b. 1920)

2002- Jan de Hartog -Dutch-American author and playwright (b. 1914)

2003- Gordon Jump -American actor (b. 1932)

2003- Hugo Young -English journalist and author (b. 1938)

2004- Big Boss Man (wrestler)|Big Boss Man -American wrestler (b. 1962)

2004- Pete Schoening -American mountaineer (b. 1927)

2006- Edward Albert -American actor and singer (b. 1951)

2006- Carla Benschop -Dutch basketball player and educator (b. 1950)

2007- Nílton Coelho da Costa -Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)

2007- Marcel Marceau -French mime and actor (b. 1923)

2008- Thomas Dörflein -German zookeeper (b. 1963)

2008- Prince Michael Andreevich of Russia -(b. 1920)

2008- Petrus Schaesberg -German painter, historian, and educator (b. 1967)

2009- Edward Delaney -Irish sculptor (b. 1930)

2010- Eddie Fisher (singer)|Eddie Fisher -American singer and actor (b. 1928)

2010- Vyacheslav Tsaryov -Russian footballer (b. 1971)

2011- Peter E. Berger -American film editor (b. 1944)

2011- Cengiz Dağcı -Ukrainian-English author and poet (b. 1919)

2011- Whatumoana Paki -New Zealand husband of Te Atairangikaahu (b. 1927)

2011- Knut Steen -Norwegian sculptor (b. 1924)

2011- Vesta Williams -American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1957)

2012- Hector Abhayavardhana -Sri Lankan theorist and academic (b. 1919)

2012- Irving Adler -American mathematician, educator, and author (b. 1913)

2012- Juan H. Cintrón García -Puerto Rican politician, 126th List of mayors of Ponce, Puerto Rico|Mayor of Ponce (b. 1919)

2012- Grigory Frid -Russian composer (b. 1915)

2012- Jan Hendrik van den Berg -Dutch psychiatrist and academic (b. 1914)

2013- Gary Brandner -American author and screenwriter (b. 1930)

2013- Jane Connell -American actress and singer (b. 1925)

2013- David H. Hubel -Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)

2013- Álvaro Mutis -Colombian-Mexican author and poet (b. 1923)

2013- Dave Nichol -Canadian businessman (b. 1940)

2013- Hans Erich Slany -German industrial designer, founded TEAMS Design (b. 1926)

2014- Fernando Cabrita -Portuguese footballer and manager (b. 1923)

2014- Skip E. Lowe -American talk show host and actor (b. 1929)

2014- Sahana Pradhan -Nepalese politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Nepal)|Nepalese Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1927)

2014- Erik van der Wurff -Dutch pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1945)

2014- Hans E. Wallman -Swedish director, producer, and composer (b. 1936)