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Events

  • 634Siege of Damascus: The Rashidun Arabs under Khalid ibn al-Walid capture Damascus from the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1356Battle of Poitiers: An English army under the command of Edward, the Black Prince defeats a French army and captures King John II.
  • 1676 – Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion.
  • 1777American Revolutionary War: British forces win a tactically expensive victory over the Continental Army in the First Battle of Saratoga.
  • 1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget.
  • 1796George Washington's Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.
  • 1799French Revolutionary Wars: French-Dutch victory against the Russians and British in the Battle of Bergen.
  • 1846 – Two French shepherd children, Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, experience a Marian apparition on a mountaintop near La Salette, France, now known as Our Lady of La Salette.[1]
  • 1852Annibale de Gasparis discovers the asteroid Massalia from the north dome of the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte.[2]
  • 1862American Civil War: Union troops under William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by Sterling Price.[3]
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The first day of the Battle of Chickamauga, in northwestern Georgia, the bloodiest two-day battle of the conflict, and the only significant Confederate victory in the war's Western Theater.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Union troops under Philip Sheridan defeat a Confederate force commanded by Jubal Early. With over 50,000 troops engaged, it was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • 1868La Gloriosa begins in Spain.
  • 1870Franco-Prussian War: The siege of Paris begins. The city will hold out for over four months before surrendering.
  • 1881 – U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting. Vice President Chester A. Arthur becomes President upon Garfield's death.
  • 1893 – In New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
  • 1916World War I: During the East African Campaign, colonial forces of the Belgian Congo (Force Publique) under the command of Charles Tombeur capture the town of Tabora after heavy fighting.
  • 1939World War II: The Battle of Kępa Oksywska concludes, with Polish losses reaching roughly 14% of all the forces engaged.
  • 1940 – World War II: Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz to smuggle out information and start a resistance movement.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Hürtgen Forest begins. It will become the longest individual battle that the U.S. Army has ever fought.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Moscow Armistice between Finland and the Soviet Union is signed.
  • 1946 – The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich.
  • 1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
  • 1957Plumbbob Rainier becomes the first nuclear explosion to be entirely contained underground, producing no fallout.
  • 1970Michael Eavis hosts the first Glastonbury Festival.
  • 1970 – Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of geology, sets himself ablaze in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy, as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.
  • 1973 – King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.
  • 1976Turkish Airlines Flight 452 hits the Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Turkey, killing all 154 passengers and crew.
  • 1976 – Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object, when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.
  • 1978 – The Solomon Islands join the United Nations.
  • 1982Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University bulletin board system.
  • 1983Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.
  • 1985A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.
  • 1985 – Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
  • 1989 – A bomb destroys UTA Flight 772 in mid-air above the Tùnùrù Desert, Niger, killing all 170 passengers and crew.
  • 1991Ötzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria.
  • 1995The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.
  • 1997 – The Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria kills 53 people.
  • 2006 – The Thai army stages a coup. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.
  • 2010 – The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
  • 2011Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader with 602.
  • 2016 – In the wake of a manhunt, the suspect in a series of bombings in New York and New Jersey is apprehended after a shootout with police.
  • 2017 – The 2017 Puebla earthquake strikes Mexico, causing 370 deaths and over 6,000 injuries, as well as extensive damage.
  • 2019 – A drone strike by the United States kills 30 civilian farmers in Afghanistan.[4]

Births

  • AD 86Antoninus Pius, Roman emperor (d. 161)[5]
  • 866Leo VI the Wise, Byzantine emperor (d. 912)[6]
  • 931Mu Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (d. 969)
  • 1377Albert IV, Duke of Austria (d. 1404)Template:Fact
  • 1426Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans, French noble (d. 1487)Template:Fact
  • 1477Ferrante d'Este, Ferrarese nobleman and condottiero (d. 1540)
  • 1551Henry III of France (d. 1589)[7]
  • 1560Thomas Cavendish, English naval explorer, led the third expedition to circumnavigate the globe (d. 1592)[8]
  • 1608Alfonso Litta, Roman Catholic cardinal and archbishop (d. 1679)[9]
  • 1638Isaac Milles, English minister (d. 1720)
  • 1662Jean-Paul Bignon, French priest and man of letters (d. 1743)
  • 1721William Robertson, Scottish historian (d. 1793)
  • 1749Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1822)
  • 1754John Ross Key, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (d. 1821)
  • 1759William Kirby, English priest and entomologist (d. 1850)
  • 1774Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal and linguist (d. 1849)
  • 1778Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1868)
  • 1796Hartley Coleridge, English poet and author (d. 1849)
  • 1802Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian journalist, lawyer, and politician, Governor-President of Hungary (d. 1894)
  • 1803Maria Anna of Savoy (d. 1884)
  • 1811Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader (d. 1881)
  • 1824William Sellers, American engineer, inventor, and businessperson (d. 1824)
  • 1828Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1880)
  • 1856Arthur Morgan, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Queensland (d. 1916)
  • 1865Frank Eugene, American-German photographer (d. 1936)
  • 1867Arthur Rackham, English illustrator (d. 1939)
  • 1869Ben Turpin, American comedian and actor (d. 1940)
  • 1871Frederick Ruple, Swiss-American painter (d. 1938)
  • 1882Christopher Stone, English radio host (d. 1965)
  • 1883Mabel Vernon, American educator and activist (d. 1975)
  • 1887Lovie Austin, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1972)
  • 1887 – Lynne Overman, American actor and singer (d. 1943)
  • 1888James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist (d. 1971)
  • 1888 – Porter Hall, American actor (d. 1953)
  • 1889Sarah Louise Delany, American physician and author (d. 1999)
  • 1894Rachel Field, American author and poet (d. 1942)
  • 1898Giuseppe Saragat, Italian lawyer and politician, 5th President of Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1900Ricardo Cortez, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1905Judith Auer, German World War II resistance fighter (d. 1944)[10]
  • 1905 – Leon Jaworski, American lawyer, co-founded Fulbright & Jaworski (d. 1982)
  • 1907Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1998)
  • 1908Paul Bénichou, French historian, author, and critic (d. 2001)
  • 1908 – Robert Lecourt, French lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 2004)
  • 1908 – Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist, founded Isshin-ryū (d. 1975)
  • 1909Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian engineer and businessman (d. 1998)
  • 1910Margaret Lindsay, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1910 – Arturo M. Tolentino, Filipino diplomat and politician (d. 2004)
  • 1911William Golding, British novelist, playwright, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
  • 1912Reuben David, Indian veterinarian and zoo founder (d. 1989)
  • 1912 – Kurt Sanderling, Polish-German conductor (d. 2011)
  • 1913Frances Farmer, American actress (d. 1970)
  • 1913 – Helen Ward, American singer (d. 1998)
  • 1915Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer, and producer (d. 1973)
  • 1918Pablita Velarde, Santa Clara Pueblo (Native American) painter (d. 2006)
  • 1919Roger Grenier, French journalist and author (d. 2017)
  • 1919 – Amalia Hernández, Mexican choreographer and dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1920Roger Angell, American journalist and author
  • 1921Paulo Freire, Brazilian philosopher, theorist, and academic (d. 1997)
  • 1921 – Billy Ward, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1922Damon Knight, American author and critic (d. 2002)
  • 1922 – Willie Pep, American boxer and referee (d. 2006)
  • 1922 – Emil Zátopek, Czech runner (d. 2000)
  • 1924Vern Benson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Don Harron, Canadian actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1925Pete Murray, English radio and television host
  • 1925 – W. Reece Smith, Jr., American lawyer and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1926Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1926 – James Lipton, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2020) [11]
  • 1926 – Duke Snider, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2011)
  • 1927Helen Carter, American singer (d. 1998)
  • 1927 – Rosemary Harris, English actress
  • 1927 – William Hickey, American actor (d. 1997)
  • 1927 – Nick Massi, American singer and bass player (The Four Seasons) (d. 2000)
  • 1928Adam West, American actor and businessman (d. 2017)
  • 1929Marge Roukema, American educator and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1930Muhal Richard Abrams, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2017)
  • 1930 – Bettye Lane, American photographer and journalist (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Antonio Margheriti, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1931Brook Benton, American pop/R&B/rock & roll singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
  • 1931 – Derek Gardner, English engineer (d. 2011)
  • 1932Mike Royko, American journalist and author (d. 1997)
  • 1932 – Stefanie Zweig, German journalist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1933Gilles Archambault, Canadian journalist and author
  • 1933 – David McCallum, Scottish actor
  • 1934Brian Epstein, English talent manager (d. 1967)
  • 1934 – Austin Mitchell, English academic and politician
  • 1935Benjamin Thurman Hacker, American admiral (d. 2003)
  • 1936Martin Fay, Irish fiddler (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – Milan Marcetta, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Al Oerter, American discus thrower (d. 2007)
  • 1937Abner Haynes, American football player
  • 1939Bruce Bastin, English musicologist and author
  • 1939 – Louise Botting, English journalist and author
  • 1939 – Carl Schultz, Hungarian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1939 – Moshe Weinberg, Israeli wrestling coach (d. 1972)
  • 1940Bill Medley, American singer-songwriter
  • 1940 – Zandra Rhodes, English fashion designer, founded the Fashion and Textile Museum
  • 1940 – Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1940 – Ed Westfall, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1940 – Paul Williams, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1941Umberto Bossi, Italian politician
  • 1941 – Cass Elliot, American singer (d. 1974)
  • 1941 – Jim Fox, English pentathlete
  • 1941 – Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (d. 2013)
  • 1942Freda Payne, American singer and actress
  • 1943André Boudrias, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1943 – Joe Morgan, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1943 – Indrek Toome, Estonian businessman and politician
  • 1944Anders Björck, Swedish politician, 25th Swedish Minister of Defence
  • 1944 – Edmund Joensen, Faroese politician, 9th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
  • 1944 – İsmet Özel, Turkish poet and scholar
  • 1945Kate Adie, English journalist and author[12]
  • 1945 – David Bromberg, American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter
  • 1945 – Randolph Mantooth, American actor
  • 1946Gerald Brisco, American wrestler
  • 1946 – Brian Henton, English race car driver
  • 1947Henry Bromell, American novelist and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Thomas H. Cook, American author and academic
  • 1947 – Lol Creme, English musician, songwriter, and music video director
  • 1947 – Brian Hill, American basketball player and coach
  • 1947 – Tanith Lee, English author (d. 2015)
  • 1948Mykhaylo Fomenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager
  • 1948 – Jeremy Irons, English actor
  • 1949Twiggy, English model, actress, and singer
  • 1949 – Ringo Mendoza, Mexican wrestler
  • 1949 – Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founded the Innocence Project
  • 1950Joan Lunden, American television journalist, anchor, and author
  • 1950 – Michael Proctor, English physicist, mathematician, and academic
  • 1951Daniel Lanois, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1952Rhys Chatham, American trumpet player, guitarist, and composer
  • 1952 – Bernard de Dryver, Belgian race car driver
  • 1952 – Henry Kaiser, American guitarist and composer
  • 1952 – Nile Rodgers, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1952 – George Warrington, American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1953Wayne Clark, Australian cricketer
  • 1953 – Sarana VerLin, American singer-songwriter and violinist
  • 1954Adam Phillips, Welsh psychotherapist and author
  • 1954 – Eleni Vitali, Greek singer-songwriter
  • 1955Richard Burmer, American composer and engineer (d. 2006)
  • 1955 – Rex Smith, American actor and singer
  • 1957Chris Roupas, American basketball player
  • 1958Lita Ford, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Kevin Hooks, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1960Mario Batali, American chef and author
  • 1960 – Loïc Bigois, French aerodynamicist and engineer
  • 1960 – Yolanda Saldívar, American murderer
  • 1961Artur Ekert, Polish-English physicist and academic
  • 1962Cheri Oteri, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Ken Rosenthal, American sportscaster
  • 1963Jarvis Cocker, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1963 – David Seaman, English footballer
  • 1963 – Urmas Tartes, Estonian biologist and photographer
  • 1964Patrick Marber, English actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Daniel Wincott, British political scientist
  • 1964 – Trisha Yearwood, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1965Andrew Leeds, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1965 – Tim Scott, American politician
  • 1965 – Sunita Williams, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1966Soledad O'Brien, American journalist and producer
  • 1966 – Yoshihiro Takayama, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
  • 1967Jim Abbott, American baseball player
  • 1967 – Aleksandr Karelin, Russian wrestler and politician
  • 1968Jimmy Bower, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1968 – Monica Crowley, American talk show host and author
  • 1969Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist
  • 1969 – Jacek Frąckiewicz, Polish footballer
  • 1969 – Alkinoos Ioannidis, Cypriot singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Michael Symon, American chef and author
  • 1969 – Kostya Tszyu, Russian-Australian boxer
  • 1969 – Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer-songwriter
  • 1970Dan Bylsma, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1970 – Gilbert Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970 – Antoine Hey, German footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Victor Williams, American actor
  • 1971Sanaa Lathan, American actress
  • 1971 – Mike Sadlo, German footballer and manager
  • 1972Matt Cockbain, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1972 – Ryan Girdler, Australian rugby league player
  • 1972 – N. K. Jemisin, American writer
  • 1972 – Ashot Nadanian, Armenian chess player and coach
  • 1973Nick Colgan, Irish footballer and coach
  • 1973 – Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1973 – David Zepeda, Mexican actor, model and singer
  • 1973 – Javier Duarte, Mexican politician
  • 1974Jimmy Fallon, American comedian and talk show host
  • 1975Marcus Dunstan, American director and screenwriter
  • 1976Raja Bell, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Jay Electronica, American rapper and producer
  • 1976 – Jan Hlaváč, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1976 – Alison Sweeney, American actress and television host
  • 1976 – Sergey Tsinkevich, Belarusian footballer and referee
  • 1977Poon Yiu Cheuk, Hong Kong footballer and coach
  • 1977 – Aakash Chopra, Indian cricketer
  • 1977 – Ryan Dusick, American musician (Maroon 5) and record producer
  • 1977 – Tommaso Rocchi, Italian footballer
  • 1977 – Mike Smith, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Emil Sutovsky, Israeli chess player
  • 1978Nick Johnson, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 – Nigel Mitchell, English radio and television host
  • 1980James Ellison, English motorcycle racer
  • 1980 – Sara Quin, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1980 – Tegan Quin, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1980 – Dimitri Yachvili, French rugby player
  • 1981Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist
  • 1981 – Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Rika Fujiwara, Japanese tennis player
  • 1982Shaun Barker, English footballer
  • 1982 – Eduardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
  • 1982 – Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player
  • 1982 – Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player
  • 1983Joey Devine, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Charlie Haeger, American baseball player
  • 1984Eva Marie, American wrestler
  • 1984 – Ángel Reyna, Mexican footballer
  • 1984 – Danny Valencia, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor
  • 1985Gio González, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Alun Wyn Jones, Welsh rugby player
  • 1985 – Renee Young, Canadian journalist
  • 1985 – Song Joong-ki, South Korean actor
  • 1986Leon Best, English footballer
  • 1986 – Sally Pearson, Australian athlete[13]
  • 1986 – Ryan Succop, American football player
  • 1986 – Peter Vack, American actor
  • 1987Carlos Quintero, Colombian footballer
  • 1988Kenny Britt, American football player
  • 1989Tyreke Evans, American basketball player
  • 1989 – George Springer, American baseball player
  • 1990Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1990 – Savvas Gentsoglou, Greek footballer
  • 1990 - Stephon Gilmore, American football player
  • 1990 – Evgeny Novikov, Russian race car driver
  • 1990 – Kieran Trippier, English footballer
  • 1992Jiro Kuroshio, Japanese wrestler
  • 1992 – Diego Antonio Reyes, Mexican footballer
  • 1994Alex Etel, English actor

Deaths

  • 643Goeric of Metz, Frankish bishop and saint
  • 656Pope Martin I
  • 690Theodore of Tarsus, English archbishop and saint (b. 602)
  • 961Helena Lekapene, Byzantine empress
  • 979Gotofredo I, archbishop of Milan[14]
  • 1123Emperor Taizu of Jin (b. 1068)
  • 1147Igor II of Kiev
  • 1339Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (b. 1288)
  • 1356Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1311)
  • 1356 – Walter VI, Count of Brienne (b. 1304)
  • 1580Catherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, English noblewoman (b. 1519)
  • 1589Jean-Antoine de Baïf, French poet (b. 1532)
  • 1605Edward Lewknor, English politician (b. 1542)
  • 1668William Waller, English general and politician (b. 1597)
  • 1692Giles Corey, American farmer and accused wizard (b. c. 1612)
  • 1710Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer and instrument maker (b. 1644)
  • 1812Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German banker (b. 1744)
  • 1843Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, French mathematician, physicist, and engineer (b. 1792)
  • 1863Hans Christian Heg, Norwegian-American colonel and politician (b. 1829)
  • 1868William Sprague, American minister and politician (b. 1809)
  • 1873Robert Mackenzie, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Queensland (b. 1811)
  • 1881James A. Garfield, American general, lawyer, and politician, and the 20th President of the United States (b. 1831)
  • 1893Alexander Tilloch Galt, English-Canadian politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Finance (b. 1817)
  • 1902Masaoka Shiki, Japanese poet, author, and critic (b. 1867)
  • 1905Thomas John Barnardo, Irish-English philanthropist (b. 1845)
  • 1906Maria Georgina Grey, English educator, founded the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • 1924Alick Bannerman, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1854)
  • 1927Michael Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
  • 1935Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian scientist and engineer (b. 1857)
  • 1936Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian singer and musicologist (b. 1860)
  • 1942Condé Montrose Nast, American publisher, founded Condé Nast Publications (b. 1873)
  • 1944Guy Gibson, Indian-English commander, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1918)
  • 1949George Shiels, Irish-Canadian playwright (b. 1886)
  • 1949 – Nikos Skalkottas, Greek violinist and composer (b. 1901)
  • 1955John D. Dingell, Sr., American journalist and politician (b. 1894)
  • 1965Lionel Terray, French mountaineer (b. 1921)
  • 1967Zinaida Serebriakova, Ukrainian-French painter (b. 1884)
  • 1968Chester Carlson, American physicist and lawyer (b. 1906)
  • 1968 – Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1910)
  • 1972Robert Casadesus, French pianist and composer (b. 1899)
  • 1973Gram Parsons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
  • 1975Pamela Brown, English actress (b. 1917)
  • 1978Étienne Gilson, French historian and philosopher (b. 1884)
  • 1985Italo Calvino, Italian novelist, short story writer, and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 1987Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian civil servant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)
  • 1989Willie Steele, American long jumper (b. 1923)
  • 1990Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1910)
  • 1992Jacques Pic, French chef (b. 1932)
  • 1995Orville Redenbacher, American businessman, founded his own eponymous brand (b. 1907)
  • 1998Patricia Hayes, English actress (b. 1909)
  • 2000Ann Doran, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2001Rhys Jones, Welsh-Australian archaeologist and academic (b. 1941)
  • 2002Robert Guéï, Ivorian politician, 3rd President of Côte d'Ivoire (b. 1941)
  • 2003Slim Dusty, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2004Eddie Adams, American photographer and journalist (b. 1933)
  • 2004 – Skeeter Davis, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2004 – Damayanti Joshi, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1928)
  • 2004 – Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman and activist (b. 1908)
  • 2006Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2006 – Danny Flores, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (b. 1929)
  • 2006 – Martha Holmes, American photographer and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist and manager (b. 1950)
  • 2008Earl Palmer, American rhythm and blues drummer (b. 1924)[15]
  • 2009Milton Meltzer, American historian and author (b. 1915)
  • 2009 – Eduard Zimmermann, German journalist (b. 1929)
  • 2011Thomas Capano, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
  • 2011 – Dolores Hope, American singer (b. 1909)
  • 2011 – George Cadle Price, 1st Prime Minister of Belize (b. 1919)
  • 2012Rino Ferrario, Italian footballer (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Cecil Gordon, American race car driver (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – Bettye Lane, American photographer and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Itamar Singer, Romanian-Israeli historian and author (b. 1946)
  • 2013Robert Barnard, English author and critic (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – John Reger, American football player (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – William Ungar, Polish-American author and philanthropist, founded the National Envelope Corporation (b. 1913)
  • 2013 – John D. Vanderhoof, American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2014Audrey Long, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2015Jackie Collins, English novelist (b. 1937)[16]
  • 2015 – Todd Ewen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1966)
  • 2015 – Masajuro Shiokawa, Japanese economist and politician, 63rd Japanese Minister of Finance (b. 1921)
  • 2018Arthur Mitchell, American ballet dancer & choreographer (b.1934) [17]
  • 2018 – Bernard "Bunny" Carr, Irish TV presenter (b.1927) [18]
  • 2019Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisian soldier, politician, 2nd President of Tunisia (b. 1936) [19]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Alonso de Orozco Mena
    • Emilie de Rodat
    • Goeric of Metz
    • Januarius (Western Christianity)
      • Feast of San Gennaro
    • Our Lady of La Salette
    • Theodore of Tarsus (Anglican Communion, Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Trophimus, Sabbatius, and Dorymedon
    • September 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Armed Forces Day (Chile)
  • Day of the First Public Appearance of the Slovak National Council
  • Second day of Fiestas Patrias (Chile)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Saint Kitts and Nevis from the United Kingdom in 1983.
  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day

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