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Events

  • 476Romulus Augustulus is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself "King of Italy", thus ending the Western Roman Empire.
  • 626 – Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang dynasty of China.
  • 929Battle of Lenzen: Slavic forces (the Redarii and the Obotrites) are defeated by a Saxon army near the fortified stronghold of Lenzen in Brandenburg.
  • 1260 – The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of Manfred, King of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
  • 1282Peter III of Aragon becomes the King of Sicily.
  • 1479 – The Treaty of Alcáçovas is signed by the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon on one side and Afonso V and his son, Prince John of Portugal.
  • 1607 – The Flight of the Earls takes place in Ireland.
  • 1666 – In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.
  • 1774New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
  • 1781 – Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels) by 44 Spanish settlers.
  • 1797Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.
  • 1800 – The French garrison in Valletta surrenders to British troops who had been called at the invitation of the Maltese. The islands of Malta and Gozo become the Malta Protectorate.
  • 1812War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.
  • 1839Battle of Kowloon: British vessels open fire on Chinese war junks enforcing a food sales embargo on the British community in China in the first armed conflict of the First Opium War.
  • 1862American Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.
  • 1870 – Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.
  • 1882 – The Pearl Street Station in New York City becomes the first power plant to supply electricity to paying customers.
  • 1886American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.
  • 1888George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
  • 1912Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands
  • 1919Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.
  • 1923 – Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the Template:Ship.
  • 1939World War II: William J. Murphy commands the first Royal Air Force attack on Germany.
  • 1941 – World War II: A German submarine makes the first attack of the war against a United States warship, the Template:Ship.
  • 1944 – World War II: The British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.
  • 1944 – World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.
  • 1948 – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
  • 1949 – The Peekskill riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.
  • 1950Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 1951 – The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.
  • 1957American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis: The governor of Arkansas calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Little Rock Central High School, resulting in the lawsuit Cooper v. Aaron the following year.
  • 1963Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • 1964 – Scotland's Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
  • 1967Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins when U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
  • 1970Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.
  • 1971Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
  • 1972Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
  • 1972 – The Price Is Right premieres on CBS. As of 2018, it is the longest running game show on American television.
  • 1975 – The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab–Israeli conflict is signed.
  • 1977 – The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.
  • 1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
  • 1989 – In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.
  • 1998Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
  • 2001Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
  • 2002 – The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.
  • 2007 – Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
  • 2010 – A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand causing widespread damage and several power outages.
  • 2020Pope Benedict XVI becomes the longest-lived pope, 93 years, four months, 16 days, surpassing Pope Leo XIII, who died in 1903.[1]

Births

  • 973Al-Biruni, Persian physician and polymath (d. 1048)
  • 1241Alexander III, king of Scotland (d. 1286)
  • 1383Felix V, antipope of Rome (d. 1451)
  • 1454Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (d. 1483)
  • 1557Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen consort of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)
  • 1563Wanli, Chinese emperor (d. 1620)
  • 1580George Percy, English explorer (d. 1632)
  • 1596Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (d. 1687)
  • 1681Carl Heinrich Biber, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1749)
  • 1717Job Orton, English minister and author (d. 1783)
  • 1745Shneur Zalman, Russian rabbi, author and founder of Chabad (d. 1812)
  • 1755Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish general and politician (d. 1810)
  • 1768François-René de Chateaubriand, French historian and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for France (d. 1848)
  • 1776Stephen Whitney, American businessman (d. 1860)
  • 1798Raynold Kaufgetz, Swiss soldier, economist, and politician (d. 1869)
  • 1809Manuel Montt, Chilean scholar and politician, 6th President of Chile (d. 1880)
  • 1809 – Juliusz Słowacki, Polish poet and playwright (d. 1849)
  • 1824Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1896)
  • 1825Dadabhai Naoroji, Indian academic and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (d. 1917)
  • 1826Martin Wiberg, Swedish philosopher and engineer (d. 1905)
  • 1832Antonio Agliardi, Italian cardinal (d. 1915)
  • 1846Daniel Burnham, American architect, designed the World's Columbian Exposition (d. 1912)
  • 1848Lewis Howard Latimer, American inventor (d. 1928)
  • 1848 – Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
  • 1850Luigi Cadorna, Italian field marshal (d. 1928)
  • 1851John Dillon, Irish poet and politician (d. 1927)
  • 1885Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971)
  • 1886Albert Orsborn, English 6th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967)
  • 1887Roy William Neill, Irish-English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1946)
  • 1888Oskar Schlemmer, German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer (d. 1943)
  • 1890Gunnar Sommerfeldt, Danish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1947)
  • 1891Fritz Todt, German engineer and politician (d. 1942)
  • 1892Darius Milhaud, French composer and educator (d. 1974)
  • 1896Antonin Artaud, French actor, director, and playwright (d. 1948)
  • 1901William Lyons, English businessman, co-founded Jaguar Cars (d. 1985)
  • 1902Tommy Mitchell, English cricketer (d. 1996)
  • 1905Mary Renault, English-South African author (d. 1983)
  • 1905 – Walter Zapp, Latvian-Estonian inventor, invented the Minox (d. 2003)
  • 1906Max Delbrück, German-American biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
  • 1907Reggie Nalder, Austrian-American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1908Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1908 – Richard Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (d. 1960)
  • 1909Eduard Wirths, German physician (d. 1945)
  • 1910Denis Tomlinson, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (d. 1993)
  • 1912Syd Hoff, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
  • 1912 – Alexander Liberman, Russian-American publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1999)
  • 1913Mickey Cohen, American mob boss (d. 1976)
  • 1913 – Victor Kiernan, English historian and academic (d. 2009)
  • 1913 – Stanford Moore, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
  • 1913 – Kenzō Tange, Japanese architect, designed the Yoyogi National Gymnasium (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – Shmuel Wosner, Austrian-Israeli rabbi and author (d. 2015)
  • 1914Rudolf Leiding, German businessman (d. 2003)
  • 1917Henry Ford II, American businessman (d. 1987)
  • 1918Paul Harvey, American radio host (d. 2009)
  • 1918 – Gerald Wilson, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2014)
  • 1919Howard Morris, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1920Clemar Bucci, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2011)
  • 1920Craig Claiborne, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 2000)
  • 1922Per Olof Sundman, Swedish author and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1923Ram Kishore Shukla, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1924Joan Aiken, English author (d. 2004)
  • 1924 – Justinas Lagunavičius, Lithuanian basketball player (d. 1997)
  • 1925Asa Earl Carter, American Ku Klux Klan leader and author (d. 1979)
  • 1926George William Gray, British chemist who developed liquid crystals that made displays possible (d. 2013)[2]
  • 1926 – Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1926 – Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1927John McCarthy, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1927 – Ferenc Sánta, Hungarian author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1928Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1929Thomas Eagleton, American lawyer and politician, 38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – Robert V. Keeley, Lebanese-American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Greece (d. 2015)
  • 1930Robert Arneson, American sculptor and academic (d. 1992)
  • 1930 – William Maxson, American general (d. 2013)[3]
  • 1931Mitzi Gaynor, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1931 – Antonios Trakatellis, Greek biochemist and politician
  • 1932Carlos Romero Barceló, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 1932Vince Dooley, American football player and coach
  • 1934Clive Granger, Welsh-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Antoine Redin, French footballer and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1934 – Eduard Khil, Russian baritone singer (d. 2012)
  • 1934 – Jan Švankmajer, Czech filmmaker and artist
  • 1935Charles A. Hines, American general and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Dallas Willard, American philosopher and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1937Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer and politician
  • 1937 – Gene Ludwig, American organist and composer (d. 2010)
  • 1937 – Virgil A. Richard, American general (d. 2013)
  • 1937 – Les Allen, English footballer and manager
  • 1939Denis Lindsay, South African cricketer and referee (d. 2005)
  • 1941Marilena de Souza Chaui, Brazilian philosopher and academic
  • 1941 – Ken Harrelson, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1941 – Ramesh Sethi, Kenyan cricketer and coach
  • 1941 – Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of Andhra Pradesh
  • 1942Raymond Floyd, American golfer
  • 1942 – Jerry Jarrett, American wrestler and promoter, co-founded Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
  • 1942 – Merald "Bubba" Knight, American singer
  • 1944Tony Atkinson, English economist and academic (d. 2017)
  • 1944 – Dave Bassett, English footballer and manager
  • 1944 – Gene Parsons, American singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and banjo player
  • 1945Danny Gatton, American guitarist (d. 1994)
  • 1945 – Bill Kenwright, English actor, singer, and producer
  • 1946Gary Duncan, American guitarist (d. 2019)
  • 1946 – Dave Liebman, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer
  • 1946 – Bryan Mauricette, Saint Lucian-Canadian cricketer
  • 1947Bob Jenkins, American sportscaster
  • 1947 – Paul Sait, Australian rugby league player
  • 1949Darryl Cotton, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
  • 1949 – Dean Pees, American football player and coach
  • 1949 – Tom Watson, American golfer and sportscaster
  • 1950Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • 1951Martin Chambers, English drummer and singer
  • 1951 – Judith Ivey, American actress
  • 1951 – Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
  • 1952Stephen Easley, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1953Janet Biehl, American philosopher and author
  • 1953 – Michael Stean, English chess player and author
  • 1953 – Fatih Terim, Turkish footballer and manager
  • 1955David Broza, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1955 – Garth Le Roux, South African cricketer
  • 1955 – Brian Schweitzer, American politician, 23rd Governor of Montana
  • 1956Blackie Lawless, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957Khandi Alexander, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
  • 1958Jacqueline Hewitt, American astrophysicist and astronomer
  • 1958 – Marzio Innocenti, Italian rugby player and coach
  • 1958 – Drew Pinsky, American radio and television host
  • 1959Kevin Harrington, Australian actor
  • 1959 – Armin Kogler, Austrian ski jumper
  • 1960Kim Thayil, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1960 – Shailesh Vara, Ugandan-English lawyer and politician
  • 1960 – Damon Wayans, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961Nick Blinko, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1961 – Lars Jönsson, Swedish film producer
  • 1962Kiran More, Indian cricketer
  • 1962 – Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician, Danish Minister of Education
  • 1962 – Shinya Yamanaka, Japanese physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1963Bobby Jarzombek, American drummer
  • 1963 – John Vanbiesbrouck, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
  • 1963 – Sami Yaffa, Finnish singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1964Guy Boros, American golfer
  • 1964 – Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1965Sergio Momesso, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1966Yanka Dyagileva, Russian singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1966 – Jeff Tremaine, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1967Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer and accountant
  • 1967 – Dezső Szabó, Hungarian decathlete
  • 1968John DiMaggio, American voice actor
  • 1968 – Mike Piazza, American baseball player
  • 1969Sasha, Welsh DJ and producer
  • 1969 – Ramon Dekkers, Dutch kick-boxer and mixed martial artist (d. 2013)
  • 1969 – Giorgi Margvelashvili, Georgian academic and politician, 4th President of Georgia
  • 1969 – Inga Tuigamala, Samoan-New Zealand rugby player
  • 1970Igor Cavalera, Brazilian drummer
  • 1970 – Deni Hines, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1970 – Ivan Iusco, Italian composer
  • 1970 – Sven Meyer, German footballer
  • 1971Lance Klusener, South African cricketer and coach
  • 1971 – Ione Skye, English-American actress
  • 1971 – Maik Taylor, German-Irish footballer and coach
  • 1972Steve Leonard, Northern Irish veterinarian and television personality
  • 1973Aaron Fultz, American baseball player and coach
  • 1973 – Lazlow Jones, American radio presenter, producer and screenwriter
  • 1974Mati Pari, Estonian footballer and coach
  • 1974 – Lincoln Roberts, Tobagonian cricketer
  • 1975Sergio Ballesteros, Spanish footballer
  • 1975 – Mark Ronson, English DJ, producer, and songwriter, co-founded Allido Records
  • 1975 – Dave Salmoni, Canadian zoologist, television host, and producer
  • 1976Denilson Martins Nascimento, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 – Mario-Ernesto Rodríguez, Uruguayan-Italian footballer
  • 1977Sun-woo Kim, South Korean baseball player
  • 1977 – Lucie Silvas, English singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1977 – Kia Stevens, American wrestler
  • 1978Wes Bentley, American actor and producer
  • 1978 – Terence Newman, American football player
  • 1978 – Frederik Veuchelen, Belgian cyclist
  • 1978 – Christian Walz, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1979Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Pedro Macedo Camacho, Portuguese pianist, composer, and producer
  • 1979 – Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese race car driver
  • 1980Max Greenfield, American actor
  • 1980 – Pat Neshek, American baseball player
  • 1981Beyoncé, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress[4]
  • 1981 – Richard Garcia, Australian footballer
  • 1981 – Lacey Sturm, American singer-songwriter
  • 1982Whitney Cummings, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1982 – Mark Lewis-Francis, English sprinter
  • 1983Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese singer-songwriter, actor, and radio host
  • 1983 – Margit Rüütel, Estonian tennis player
  • 1983 – Armands Šķēle, Latvian basketball player
  • 1984Jonathan Adam, Scottish race car driver
  • 1984 – Hamish McIntosh, Australian footballer
  • 1984 – Kyle Mooney, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1985Raúl Albiol, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 – Ri Kwang-chon, North Korean footballer
  • 1985 – Walid Mesloub, Algerian footballer
  • 1986Ayumi Kaihori, Japanese footballer
  • 1986 – Xavier Woods, American wrestler
  • 1987Wesley Blake, American wrestler
  • 1988John Tyler Hammons, American politician
  • 1989Elliott Whitehead, English rugby league player
  • 1990James Bay, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1990 – Jonny Lomax, English rugby player
  • 1990 – Danny Worsnop, English singer-songwriter
  • 1991Adrien Bart, French sprint canoeist[5]
  • 1991 – Anders Zachariassen, Danish handball player
  • 1992Hanna Schwamborn, German actress
  • 1992 – Kevin Lee, American mixed martial artist
  • 1993Emma Brownlie, Scottish footballer[6]
  • 1993 – Yannick Carrasco, Belgian footballer
  • 1993 – Jody Fannin, English race car driver
  • 1993 – Chantal Škamlová, Slovak tennis player
  • 1994Kenny McEvoy, Irish footballer
  • 1994 – Sabina Sharipova, Uzbekistan tennis player
  • 1994 – Thomas Minns, English rugby player
  • 1995Jazz Tevaga, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1996Jordan Lilley, English rugby league player
  • 1996 – Ashton Golding, English rugby league player

Deaths

  • 422Boniface I, pope of the Catholic Church
  • 799Musa al-Kadhim, Arabic imam (b. 745)
  • 1037Bermudo III, king of León (b. c. 1017)
  • 1063Tughril, Seljuq sultan (b. 990)
  • 1199Joan of England, queen of Sicily (b. 1165)
  • 1308Margaret of Burgundy, queen of Sicily (b. 1250)
  • 1323Gegeen Khan, Chinese emperor (b. 1302)
  • 1342Anna Anachoutlou, empress of Trebizond
  • 1417Robert Hallam, English Catholic bishop
  • 1537Johann Dietenberger, German theologian and translator (b. 1475)
  • 1571Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, English nobleman (b. 1516)
  • 1588Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk (b. 1532)
  • 1625Thomas Smythe, English diplomat (b. 1558)
  • 1676John Ogilby, Scottish-born impresario and cartographer (b. 1600)
  • 1767Charles Townshend, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1725)
  • 1780John Fielding, English lawyer and judge (b. 1721)
  • 1784César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer and cartographer (b. 1714)
  • 1794John Hely-Hutchinson, Anglo-Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1724)
  • 1804Richard Somers, American lieutenant (b. 1778)
  • 1820Timothy Brown, English banker and merchant (b. 1743/4)
  • 1821José Miguel Carrera, Chilean general and politician (b. 1785)
  • 1849Friedrich Laun, German author (b. 1770)
  • 1852William MacGillivray, Scottish biologist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
  • 1864John Hunt Morgan, American general (b. 1825)
  • 1907Edvard Grieg, Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1843)
  • 1909Clyde Fitch, American playwright and songwriter (b. 1865)
  • 1911John Francon Williams, Welsh-born writer, journalist, geographer, historian, cartographer and inventor (b. 1854)
  • 1914Charles Péguy, French poet and philosopher (b. 1873)
  • 1923Howdy Wilcox, American racing driver (b. 1889) [7]
  • 1940George William de Carteret, French-English journalist and author (b. 1869)
  • 1944Erich Fellgiebel, German general (b. 1886)
  • 1963Robert Schuman, Luxembourgian-French politician, 130th Prime Minister of France (b. 1886)
  • 1965Albert Schweitzer, French-Gabonese physician, theologian, and missionary, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1875)
  • 1974Creighton Abrams, American general (b. 1914)
  • 1974 – Marcel Achard, French playwright and screenwriter (b. 1899)
  • 1974 – Charles Arnison, English airman (b. 1893)
  • 1974 – Lewi Pethrus, Swedish minister and hymn-writer (b. 1884)
  • 1977Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1899)
  • 1977 – Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher (b. 1894)
  • 1977 – E. F. Schumacher, German-English economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 1982Jack Tworkov, Polish-American painter (b. 1900)
  • 1985Vasyl Stus, Ukrainian poet, publicist, and dissident (b. 1938)
  • 1985 – George O'Brien, American actor and singer (b. 1899)
  • 1986Otto Glória, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1917)
  • 1986 – Hank Greenberg, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)
  • 1987Bill Bowes, English cricketer and coach (b. 1908)
  • 1989Georges Simenon, Belgian-Swiss author (b. 1903)
  • 1989 – Ronald Syme, New Zealand historian and author (b. 1903)
  • 1990Lawrence A. Cremin, American historian and author (b. 1925)
  • 1990 – Irene Dunne, American actress and singer (b. 1898)
  • 1990 – Turan Dursun, Turkish scholar and author (b. 1934)
  • 1991Charlie Barnet, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1913)
  • 1991 – Tom Tryon, American actor and author (b. 1926)
  • 1991 – Dottie West, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1932)
  • 1993Hervé Villechaize, French-American actor (b. 1943)
  • 1995Chuck Greenberg, American saxophonist, composer, and producer (b. 1950)
  • 1995 – William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (b. 1919)
  • 1996Joan Clarke, English cryptanalyst and numismatist (b. 1917)
  • 1997Dharamvir Bharati, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1926)
  • 1997 – Aldo Rossi, Italian architect, designed the Bonnefanten Museum and Teatro Carlo Felice (b. 1931)
  • 1998Ernst Jaakson, Estonian diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 1998 – Elizabeth Kata, Australian author and screenwriter (b. 1912)
  • 1999Georg Gawliczek, German footballer and manager (b. 1919)
  • 2002Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist and educator (b. 1904)
  • 2003Lola Bobesco, Romanian-Belgian violinist and educator (b. 1921)
  • 2003 – Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
  • 2004Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
  • 2004 – Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
  • 2006Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1942)
  • 2006 – Steve Irwin, Australian zoologist and television host (b. 1962)
  • 2006 – Colin Thiele, Australian author, poet, and educator (b. 1920)
  • 2006 – Astrid Varnay, Swedish-American soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2007John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire (b. 1923)
  • 2011Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)
  • 2012Abraham Avigdorov, Israeli soldier (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Albert Marre, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – George Savitsky, American football player (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Syed Mustafa Siraj, Indian author (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Hakam Sufi, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2013Michel Pagé, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1949)
  • 2013 – Dick Raaymakers, Dutch composer and theorist (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Daniele Seccarecci, Italian bodybuilder (b. 1980)
  • 2013 – Stanislav Stepashkin, Russian boxer (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Casey Viator, American bodybuilder and journalist (b. 1951)
  • 2014Ron Mulock, Australian lawyer and politician, 10th Deputy Premier of New South Wales (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Gustavo Cerati, Argentine Musician (b.1959)
  • 2014 – Wolfhart Pannenberg, Polish-German theologian and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, television host, and author (b. 1933)
  • 2015Graham Brazier, New Zealand singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2015 – Jean Darling, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Wilfred de Souza, Indian surgeon and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Goa (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Warren Murphy, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2016Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr., lawyer and politician (b. 1933)
  • 2018Bill Daily, American actor, comedian (b. 1927)[8]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Candida the Elder
    • Blessed Catherine of Racconigi
    • Blessed Dina Bélanger
    • Hermione of Ephesus
    • Ida of Herzfeld
    • Irmgardis (of Süchteln)
    • Moses and Aaron (Lutheran Church and Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Paul Jones (Episcopal Church)
    • Rosalia
    • Rose of Viterbo
    • Rufinus, Silvanus, and Vitalicus
    • Thamel and companions
    • Ultan of Ardbraccan
    • September 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Immigrant's Day (Argentina)
  • Newspaper Carrier Day (United States)

References

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External links

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