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Today In History
  September 24th
 
Events
 
69 – Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
1147 – After a siege of four months crusader knights led by Afonso Henriques reconquered Lisbon.
1260 – The Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1260 – Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, who seizes power for himself.
1360 – The Treaty of Brιtigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War.
1590 – John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the "lost" colonists.
1648 – The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years' War.
1795 – Partitions of Poland: The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
1812 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
1851 – William Lassell, discovers the moons Umbriel, and Ariel, orbiting Uranus.
1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world's oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in Sheffield, England.
1861 – The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls, in a barrel.
1911 – Orville Wright, remains in the air nine minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider, at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory.
1917 – Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat by the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany on the Austro-Italian front of World War I (lasts until 19 November - also called Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo).
1926 – Harry Houdini's last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.
1929 – "Black Thursday" stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
1930 – A bloodless coup d'ιtat in Brazil ousts Washington Luνs Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getϊlio Vargas is then installed as "provisional president."
1931 – The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.
1943 – The Provisional Government of Free India formally declares war on Britain and the United States of America.
1944 – World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku and the battleship Japanese battleship Musashi are sunk by American aircraft in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1945 – Founding of the United Nations.
1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
1947 – Famed animator Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
1949 – The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.
1957 – The United States Air Force starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
1960 – Nedelin catastrophe: An R-16 ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad at the Soviet Union's Baikonur Cosmodrome space facility, killing over 100. Among the dead is Field Marshal Mitrofan Nedelin, whose death is reported to have occurred in a plane crash.
1964 – Northern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes the Republic of Zambia (Southern Rhodesia remained a colony until the next year, with the Unilateral Declaration of Independence).
1973 – The Yom Kippur War ends.
1975 – In Iceland, 90% of women take part in a national strike, refusing to work in protest of gaps in gender equality.
1977 – Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.)
1980 – The government of Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union.
1986 – Nezar Hindawi is sentenced to 45 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down by a British court, for the attempted bombing on an El Al flight at Heathrow. After the verdict, the United Kingdom breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, claiming that Hindawi is helped by Syrian officials.
1990 – Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian "stay-behind" clandestine paramilitary NATO army, which was implicated in false flag terrorist attacks implicating communists and anarchists as part of the strategy of tension from the late 1960s to early 1980s.
1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.
1998 – Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission.
2002 – Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.
2003 – Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
2004 – Arsenal Football Club loses to Manchester United, ending a row of unbeaten matches at 49 matches, which is the record in the Premier League.
2005 – Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
2007 – Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
2008 – "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
2014 – The China National Space Administration launches an experimental lunar mission, Chang'e 5-T1, which will loop behind the Moon and return to Earth.
 
Births
 
51 – Domitian, Roman emperor (d. 96)
1378 – David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay (d. 1402)
1503 – Isabella of Portugal (d. 1539)
1561 – Anthony Babington, English leader of the Babington Plot (d. 1586)
1632 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch biologist and microbiologist (d. 1723)
1675 – Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (d. 1749)
1713 – Marie Fel, French soprano (d. 1794)
1739 – Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbόttel (d. 1807)
1763 – Dorothea von Schlegel, German author and translator (d. 1839)
1788 – Sarah Josepha Hale, American author and poet (d. 1879)
1804 – Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist and academic (d. 1891)
1811 – Ferdinand Hiller, German composer and conductor (d. 1885)
1830 – Marianne North, English biologist and painter (d. 1890)
1838 – Annie Edson Taylor, American stuntwoman and educator (d. 1921)
1840 – Eliza Pollock, American archer (d. 1919)
1854 – Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist and academic (d. 1907)
1855 – James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
1857 – Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
1868 – Alexandra David-Nιel, Belgian-French explorer and author (d. 1969)
1872 – Peter O'Connor, Irish long jumper (d. 1957)
1875 – Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (d. 1958)
1876 – Saya San, Burmese patriotic rebel against British (d. 1931)
1879 – B. A. Rolfe, American bandleader and producer (d. 1956)
1882 – Sybil Thorndike, English actress and singer (d. 1976)
1884 – Emil Fjellstrφm, Swedish actor (d. 1944)
1885 – Rachel Katznelson-Shazar, Belarusian-Israeli wife of Zalman Shazar (d. 1975)
1887 – Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (d. 1969)
1887 – Octave Lapize, French cyclist and pilot (d. 1917)
1891 – Rafael Trujillo, Dominican soldier and politician, 36th President of the Dominican Republic (d. 1961)
1891 – Brenda Ueland, American journalist, author, and educator (d. 1985)
1894 – Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)
1895 – Jack Warner, English actor and singer (d. 1981)
1896 – Marjorie Joyner, American businesswoman (d. 1994)
1901 – Gilda Gray, Polish-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1959)
1901 – Hjalmar Mδe, Estonian politician (d. 1978)
1903 – Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960)
1904 – Moss Hart, American director and playwright (d. 1961)
1904 – A.K. Golam Jilani, Bangladeshi activist (d. 1932)
1905 – Fran Zwitter, Slovenian historian and academic (d. 1988)
1906 – Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1968)
1908 – John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist and geophysicist (d. 1993)
1909 – Bill Carr, American runner (d. 1966)
1910 – Stella Brooks, American singer (d. 2002)
1910 – Joe L. Evins, American lawyer and politician (d. 1984)
1910 – Gunter d'Alquen, German journalist and SS officer (d. 1998)
1910 – James K. Woolnough, American general (d. 1996)
1910 – Yoel Zussman, Polish-Israeli lawyer and judge (d. 1982)
1911 – Paul Grιgoire, Canadian cardinal (d. 1993)
1911 – Sonny Terry, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1986)
1913 – Tito Gobbi, Italian actor and singer (d. 1984)
1914 – Charles Craig Cannon, American colonel (d. 1992)
1914 – František Capek, Czech canoe racer (d. 2008)
1914 – Claude B. Duval, American lawyer and politician (d. 1986)
1914 – Samuel Karnarvon Asbell, Canadian politician (d. 1965)
1914 – Ernesto Segura, Argentinian bishop (d. 1972)
1915 – Bob Kane, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
1915 – Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (d. 1988)
1915 – Roger Milliken, American businessman (d. 2010)
1916 – Anne Sharp, Scottish soprano (d. 2011)
1917 – Marie Foster, American activist (d. 2003)
1918 – Doreen Tovey, English author (d. 2008)
1919 – Frank Piasecki, American engineer and pilot (d. 2008)
1920 – Marcel-Paul Schόtzenberger, French mathematician and academic (d. 1996)
1921 – Ted Ditchburn, English footballer and manager (d. 2005)
1921 – R. K. Laxman, Indian illustrator (d. 2015)
1922 – George Miller, American educator and politician, Mayor of Tucson (d. 2014)
1923 – Robin Day, English lieutenant and journalist (d. 2000)
1923 – Denise Levertov, English-American poet and critic (d. 1997)
1924 – Mary Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1996)
1924 – John Brereton Barlow, South African cardiologist and physician (d. 2008)
1925 – Bob Azzam, Egyptian-Monacan singer (d. 2004)
1925 – Luciano Berio, Italian composer and educator (d. 2003)
1925 – Al Feldstein, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
1925 – Willie Mabon, American-French singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1985)
1925 – Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician co-founded the Khmer Rouge (d. 2013)
1925 – Paul Vaughan, English journalist and radio host (d. 2014)
1926 – Rafael Azcona, Spanish author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1926 – Kidar Nath Sahani, Indian politician (d. 2012)
1926 – Y. A. Tittle, American football player
1927 – Gilbert Bιcaud, French singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2001)
1927 – Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor and singer (d. 1992)
1927 – Barbara Robinson, American author and poet (d. 2013)
1928 – George Bullard, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1929 – Hubert Aquin, Canadian activist, author, and director (d. 1977)
1929 – Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2014)
1929 – George Crumb, American composer and educator
1929 – Rachel Douglas-Home, 27th Baroness Dacre, English wife of William Douglas-Home (d. 2012)
1929 – Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian author and playwright (d. 2004)
1929 – Gustav Ranis, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
1929 – Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor (d. 2013)
1930 – Jack Angel, American voice actor
1930 – The Big Bopper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
1930 – Elaine Feinstein, English poet, author, and playwright
1930 – Johan Galtung, Norwegian sociologist and mathematician
1930 – Ahmad Shah of Pahang
1931 – Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian-German composer
1931 – Ken Utsui, Japanese actor (d. 2014)
1932 – Stephen Covey, American author and educator (d. 2012)
1932 – Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
1932 – Adrian Mitchell, English journalist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 2008)
1932 – Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1933 – Reginald Kray, English gangster (d. 2000)
1933 – Ronald Kray, English gangster (d. 1995)
1933 – Norman Rush, American author and educator
1934 – Peter Behn, American voice actor
1934 – John G. Cramer, American physicist and author
1934 – Ray Drake, English footballer (d. 2013)
1934 – Glen Glenn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1934 – Jean-Baptiste Gourion, Algerian-French bishop (d. 2005)
1934 – Sammy Petrillo, American actor (d. 2009)
1934 – Sanger D. Shafer, American singer-songwriter
1935 – Malcolm Bilson, American pianist, musicologist, and educator
1935 – Antonino Calderone, Italian mobster (d. 2013)
1935 – Mark Tully, Indian-English journalist and author
1936 – Jόri Arrak, Estonian artist
1936 – Jimmy Dawkins, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
1936 – David Nelson, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2011)
1936 – Bill Wyman, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (The Rolling Stones and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings)
1937 – Miguel Αngel Coria, Spanish composer
1937 – Barry Davies, English journalist and sportscaster
1937 – John Goetz, American baseball player (d. 2008)
1937 – Heribert Offermanns, German chemist and academic
1937 – Rosaria Piomelli, Italian-American architect and educator
1937 – Petar Stipetic, Croatian general
1938 – Michael Graydon, English air marshal
1938 – Odean Pope, American saxophonist (Catalyst)
1938 – Stephen Resnick, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
1939 – John Adye, English intelligence officer
1939 – F. Murray Abraham, American actor
1940 – Martin Campbell, New Zealand director and producer
1940 – Rafal Piszcz, Polish canoe racer (d. 2012)
1940 – David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville, English businessman and academic
1941 – William H. Dobelle, American medical researcher (d. 2004)
1941 – Peter Takeo Okada, Japanese priest, 11th Archbishop of Tokyo
1942 – Ruthann Aron, American politician
1942 – Stephen R. Bloom, British Professor of Medicine at Imperial College London
1942 – Maggie Blye, American actress
1942 – Ian Collins, Australian footballer and coach
1942 – Frank Delaney, Irish journalist and author
1942 – Don Francis, American epidemiologist and virologist
1942 – Don Gant, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Neon Philharmonic) (d. 1987)
1942 – Judy Manning, American politician
1942 – Rafael Cordero Santiago, Puerto Rician politician, 132nd Mayor of Ponce (d. 2004)
1942 – Fernando Vallejo, Colombian biologist and author
1943 – Bill Dundee, Scottish-American wrestler and manager
1943 – Corky Siegel, American singer-songwriter and pianist (Siegel–Schwall Band)
1944 – Ray Downs, American singer and author
1944 – Viktor Prokopenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2007)
1944 – Bettye Swann, American singer-songwriter
1944 – Ted Templeman, American singer, guitarist, and producer (Harpers Bizarre)
1945 – Gιrald Larose, Canadian educator and union leader
1946 – Keti Chomata, Greek singer and actor (d. 2010)
1946 – Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf and The Sparrows) (d. 1993)
1947 – Kevin Kline, American actor and singer
1948 – Phil Bennett, Welsh rugby player
1948 – Barry Ryan, English singer-songwriter
1948 – Paul Ryan, English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1992)
1948 – Kweisi Mfume, American politician
1949 – Francisco Rafael Arellano Fιlix, Mexican drug lord (d. 2013)
1949 – Chester Marcol, American football player
1949 – John Markoff, American journalist and author
1949 – Robert Pickton, Canadian serial killer
1949 – Keith Rowley, Trinidadian politician
1949 – Stan White, American football player and sportscaster
1950 – Iggy Arroyo, Filipino politician (d. 2012)
1950 – Karen Austin, American actress
1950 – Pablove Black, Jamaican singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1950 – Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
1950 – Steven Greenberg, American singer-songwriter and producer (Lipps Inc.)
1950 – Tom Myers, American football player
1950 – Miguel Αngel Pichetto, Argentinian lawyer and politician
1950 – Miroslav Slαdek, Czech politician
1950 – Gabriella Sica, Italian poet
1950 – Maria Teschler-Nicola, Austrian biologist, anthropologist, and ethnologist
1951 – George Tsontakis, American composer and conductor
1952 – Keith Bain, Canadian politician
1952 – Francesco Camaldo, Italian priest
1952 – Jane Fancher, American author and illustrator
1952 – Mark Gray, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Exile)
1952 – Omar Moreno, Panamanian baseball player
1952 – Ney Rosauro, Brazilian drummer and composer
1952 – Peter Smagorinsky, American theorist and educator
1952 – Αngel Torres, Dominican baseball player
1952 – Reggie Walton, American baseball player
1952 – David Weber, American author
1953 – John Barton, English footballer and manager
1953 – Charles Colbourn, Canadian computer scientist and mathematician
1953 – Christoph Daum, German footballer and manager
1953 – Steven Hatfill, American physician and virologist
1953 – Mindy Newell, American nurse and author
1953 – Mike Papantonio, American lawyer and radio host
1953 – Jim Pettie, Canadian ice hockey player
1953 – Shih Szu, Taiwanese actress
1953 – Andrew Turner, English academic and politician
1953 – David Wright, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1954 – Doug Davidson, American actor
1954 – Thomas Mulcair, Canadian lawyer and politician
1954 – Jožo Rαž, Slovak singer-songwriter and bass player (Elαn)
1954 – Mike Rounds, American politician, 31st Governor of South Dakota
1954 – Brad Sherman, American accountant, lawyer, and politician
1954 – Malcolm Turnbull, Australian journalist and politician, 55th Australian Minister for Communications
1955 – Katherine Knight, Australian murderer
1955 – Cheryl Studer, American soprano
1956 – Dale Maharidge, American journalist and author
1956 – Jeff Merkley, American politician
1956 – David Stergakos, American-Greek basketball player
1957 – Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball player and manager
1957 – John Kassir, American actor
1958 – Vincent K. Brooks, American general
1958 – Chip Hooper, American tennis player and coach
1959 – Dominique Baert, French politician
1959 – Gunnar Bakke, Norwegian banker and politician, 65th Mayor of Bergen
1959 – Mike Brewer, American baseball player
1959 – Chihiro Fujioka, Japanese director and composer
1959 – Michelle Lujan Grisham, American lawyer and politician
1959 – Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist and songwriter (The Birthday Party and These Immortal Souls) (d. 2009)
1959 – Brad Johnson, American actor
1959 – Dave Meltzer, American journalist and historian
1959 – Shawn Moody, American businessman and politician
1959 – Ruth Perednik, English-Israeli psychologist and academic
1959 – Denis Troch, French footballer and manager
1959 – Annette Vilhelmsen, Danish educator and politician
1959 – Anthony Waller, Lebanese-English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1960 – Dennis Anderson, American monster truck driver
1960 – Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and sportscaster
1960 – Jaime Garzσn, Colombian journalist, lawyer, and activist (d. 1999)
1960 – Wolfgang Gόllich, German rock climber (d. 1992)
1960 – Joachim Winkelhock, German race car driver
1960 – BD Wong, American actor and singer
1961 – Mary Bono, American politician
1961 – Bruce Castor, American lawyer and politician
1962 – Yves Bertucci, French footballer and manager
1962 – Dave Blaney, American race car driver
1962 – Jonathan Davies, Welsh rugby player and television host
1962 – Ian Dalziel, English footballer and manager
1962 – Ted Dekker, Indonesian-American author
1962 – Debbie Googe, English bass player and songwriter (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, and Snowpony)
1962 – Kristen Hall, American singer-songwriter (Sugarland)
1962 – Andrea Horwath, Canadian politician
1962 – Roland Kφnigshofer, Austrian cyclist
1962 – Gene Larkin, American baseball player and coach
1962 – Gibby Mbasela, Zambian footballer (d. 2000)
1962 – Mark Miller, American motorcycle racer
1962 – Mark Morettini, American actor
1962 – Jay Novacek, American football player and coach
1963 – Mark Grant, American baseball player and sportscaster
1963 – John Hendrie, Scottish footballer and manager
1963 – Giselle Laronde, Trinidadian model, Miss World 1986
1963 – Arvind Raghunathan, Indian businessman
1964 – Rosana Arbelo, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964 – Linda Ballantyne, Canadian actress
1964 – Paul Bonwick, Canadian businessman and politician
1964 – Ray LeBlanc, American ice hockey player
1964 – Doug Lee, American basketball player
1964 – Dmitri Gorkov, Russian footballer and manager
1964 – Janele Hyer-Spencer, American lawyer and politician
1964 – Paul Vigay, English computer programmer (d. 2009)
1965 – Kyriakos Velopoulos, German-Greek journalist and politician
1966 – Roman Abramovich, Russian businessman and politician
1966 – Simon Danczuk, English academic and politician
1967 – Ian Bishop, Trinidadian cricketer and sportscaster
1967 – Jacqueline McKenzie, Australian actress
1967 – Esther McVey, English television host and politician
1968 – Mark Walton, American voice actor and illustrator
1968 – Robert Wilonsky, American journalist and critic
1969 – Adela Noriega, Mexican actress
1970 – Rob Leslie-Carter, English field hockey player and engineer
1970 – Jeff Mangum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor Control, and Major Organ and the Adding Machine)
1970 – Zensa Raggi, Moroccan-German porn actor and director
1970 – Natassa Theodoridou, Greek singer
1971 – Caprice Bourret, American model and actress
1971 – Antony Hegarty, English singer, composer and visual artist
1971 – Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress
1972 – Raelee Hill, Australian actress
1972 – Kim Ji-soo, South Korean actress
1972 – Scott Peterson, American murderer
1972 – Pat Williams, American football player
1972 – Jeremy Wright, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales
1973 – Madlib, American rapper and producer (Madvillain, Quasimoto, and Lootpack)
1973 – Meelis Friedenthal, Estonian author and academic
1973 – Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
1973 – Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer and manager
1973 – Laura Veirs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973 – Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player, cricketer, and radio host
1973 – Pia Guanio, Filipino host and actress
1974 – Gαbor Babos, Hungarian footballer
1974 – Corey Dillon, American football player
1974 – Wilton Guerrero, Dominican baseball player
1974 – Jamal Mayers, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 – Juan Pablo Αngel, Colombian footballer
1975 – Frank Seator, Liberian footballer (d. 2013)
1976 – Matteo Mazzantini, Italian rugby player
1976 – Joakim Nδtterqvist, Swedish actor
1976 – Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
1977 – Ivαn Kaviedes, Ecuadoran footballer
1978 – Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer
1978 – James Hopes, Australian cricketer
1979 – Ben Gillies, Australian drummer and songwriter (Silverchair and Tambalane)
1979 – Marijonas Petravicius, Lithuanian basketball player
1980 – Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer
1980 – Aiko Ito, Japanese actress
1980 – John D. Kobs, American businessman, founded Apartment List
1980 – Monica, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1980 – Zac Posen, American fashion designer
1980 – Christian Vander, German footballer
1980 – Casey Wilson, American actress and screenwriter
1981 – Alfred Vargas, Filipino actor and politician
1981 – Sebastiαn Bueno, Argentinian footballer
1981 – Jemima Rooper, English actress
1981 – Tila Tequila, Singaporean-American model, actress, and singer
1981 – Fredrik Mikkelsen, Norwegian guitarist
1982 – Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian race car driver
1982 – Macay McBride, American baseball player
1983 – Adrienne Bailon, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (3LW and The Cheetah Girls)
1983 – V V Brown, English singer-songwriter and producer
1983 – Hernαn Garin, Argentinian footballer
1983 – Katie McGrath, Irish actress and model
1983 – Brian Vickers, American race car driver
1984 – Felicia Chin, Singaporean actress
1984 – Jonas Gustavsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1984 – Kaela Kimura, Japanese singer-songwriter (Sadistic Mika Band)
1984 – Lougee Basabas, Filipino singer and host (MOJOFLY)
1985 – Robert Cornthwaite, English-Australian footballer
1985 – Matthew Robinson, Australian snowboarder (d. 2014)
1985 – Wayne Rooney, English footballer
1985 – Oscar Wendt, Swedish footballer
1986 – Drake, Canadian rapper and actor (Young Money)
1986 – Nobuhiko Okamoto, Japanese voice actor and singer
1986 – John Ruddy, English footballer
1987 – Lincoln Lewis, Australian actor
1987 – Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer
1987 – Charlie White, American figure skater
1988 – Mitch Inman, Australian rugby player
1988 – Christopher Linke, German race walker
1988 – Demont Mitchell, Bahamian footballer
1989 – PewDiePie, Swedish YouTube commentator
1989 – Anderson Conceiηγo, Brazilian footballer
1989 – Shenae Grimes, Canadian actress
1989 – Eric Hosmer, American baseball player
1989 – Richard Kolitsch, German footballer (d. 2014)
1989 – Eliza Taylor, Australian actress
1990 – LaMarcus Tinker, American actor, director, and producer
1990 – Kirby Bliss Blanton, American actress
1991 – Torstein Andersen Aase, Norwegian footballer
1991 – Marek Bednar, Slovak ice hockey player
1991 – Bojan Dubljevic, Montenegrin basketball player
1992 – Marrion Gopez, Filipino actor
1993 – Nabil Jeffri, Malaysian race car driver
1994 – Krystal, American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (f(x) and SM the Ballad)
1994 – Tereza Martincovα, Czech tennis player
1996 – Kyla Ross, American gymnast
1997 – Claudia Fragapane, English gymnast
1997 – Raϊl Chαvez Sarmiento, Peruvian mathematician
 
Deaths
 
996 – Hugh Capet, French king (b. 938)
1260 – Qutuz, Egyptian sultan
1375 – Valdemar IV of Denmark (b. 1320)
1537 – Jane Seymour, English wife of Henry VIII of England (b. 1508)
1572 – Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1508)
1601 – Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and alchemist (b. 1546)
1633 – Jean Titelouze, French organist and composer (b. 1562/3)
1655 – Pierre Gassendi, French priest, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1592)
1669 – William Prynne, English lawyer and author (b. 1600)
1672 – John Webb, English architect and scholar (b. 1611)
1725 – Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer (b. 1660)
1799 – Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1739)
1821 – Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
1852 – Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (b. 1782)
1875 – Raffaello Carboni, Italian-Australian author and poet (b. 1817)
1898 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter and illustrator (b. 1824)
1915 – Dιsirι Charnay, French archaeologist and photographer (b. 1828)
1917 – James Carroll Beckwith, American painter (b. 1852)
1922 – George Cadbury, English businessman (b. 1839)
1935 – Dutch Schultz, American mobster (b. 1902)
1938 – Ernst Barlach, German sculptor and playwright (b. 1870)
1943 – Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Canadian poet and painter (b. 1912)
1944 – Louis Renault, French businessman, co-founded the Renault Company (b. 1877)
1945 – Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian soldier and politician, Minister President of Norway (b. 1887)
1948 – Franz Lehαr, Slovak composer (b. 1870)
1948 – Frederic L. Paxson, American historian and author (b. 1877)
1958 – G. E. Moore, English philosopher and educator (b. 1873)
1960 – Yevgeny Ostashev, Russian pilot and engineer (b. 1924)
1964 – Toni Kinshofer, German mountaineer (b. 1931)
1966 – Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician and historian (b. 1896)
1970 – Richard Hofstadter, American historian and author (b. 1916)
1971 – Carl Ruggles, American composer (b. 1876)
1971 – Jo Siffert, Swiss race car driver (b. 1936)
1972 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
1972 – Claire Windsor, American actress (b. 1897)
1974 – David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1908)
1975 – Zdzislaw Zygulski, Sr., Polish historian, author, and educator (b. 1888)
1980 – Ingri d'Aulaire, Norwegian-American author and illustrator (b. 1904)
1985 – Richie Evans, American race car driver (b. 1941)
1985 – Maurice Roy, Canadian cardinal (b. 1905)
1989 – Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (b. 1948)
1991 – Gene Roddenberry, American captain, screenwriter, and producer, created Star Trek (b. 1921)
1991 – Ismat Chughtai, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1915)
1993 – Heinz Kubsch, German footballer (b. 1930)
1994 – Yannis Hotzeas, Greek theoretician (b. 1930)
1994 – Raϊl Juliα, Puerto Rican-American actor and singer (b. 1940)
1997 – Don Messick, American voice actor and singer (b. 1926)
2001 – Kathleen Ankers, American set designer (b. 1919)
2001 – Wolf Rόdiger Hess, German author (b. 1937)
2001 – Jaromil Jireš, Czechoslovak filmmaker (b. 1935)
2002 – Winton M. Blount, American soldier and politician, 59th United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
2002 – Hernαn Gaviria, Colombian footballer (b. 1969)
2002 – Harry Hay, English-American activist, co-founded the Mattachine Society and Radical Faeries (b. 1912)
2004 – Randy Dorton, American engineer (b. 1954)
2004 – Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver (b. 1980)
2004 – James Aloysius Hickey, American cardinal (b. 1920)
2004 – Maaja Ranniku, Estonian chess player (b. 1941)
2005 – Joy Clements, American soprano (b. 1932)
2005 – Josι Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran politician, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
2005 – Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
2005 – Immanuel C. Y. Hsu, Chinese sinologist and scholar (b. 1923)
2005 – Rosa Parks, American activist (b. 1913)
2005 – Robert Sloman, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2006 – Enolia McMillan, American educator and activist (b. 1904)
2006 – William Montgomery Watt, Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1909)
2007 – Petr Eben, Czech organist and composer (b. 1929)
2007 – Ian Middleton, New Zealand author (b. 1928)
2007 – Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyzstan journalist (b. 1981)
2007 – Anne Weale, English journalist and author (b. 1929)
2008 – Moshe Cotel, American pianist and composer (b. 1943)
2010 – Keti Chomata, Greek singer and actor (b. 1946)
2010 – Mike Esposito, American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
2010 – Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)
2010 – Joseph Stein, American author and playwright (b. 1912)
2011 – Sansan Chien, Taiwanese composer (b. 1967)
2012 – Peggy Ahern, American actress (b. 1917)
2012 – Anita Bjφrk, Swedish actress (b. 1923)
2012 – Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1957)
2012 – Bill Dees, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
2012 – Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (b. 1918)
2013 – Antonia Bird, English director and producer (b. 1951)
2013 – Manna Dey, Indian singer (b. 1919)
2013 – Manolo Escobar, Spanish singer and actor (b. 1931)
2013 – Brooke Greenberg, American girl with a rare genetic disorder (b. 1993)
2013 – Ana Bertha Lepe, Mexican model and actress (b. 1934)
2013 – Lew Mayne, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
2013 – Frank Perconte American soldier b. 1917)
2014 – Kim Anderzon, Swedish actress (b. 1943)
2014 – Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, South African runner (b. 1980)
2014 – S. S. Rajendran, Indian actor (b. 1928)
2014 – Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
2014 – Alvin Wiederspahn, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)

 

 
 
 
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