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On This Day

Today is 24 September 2017, and this is some of what happened.

Events

622 - Muhammad and his followers completed their Hijra from Mecca to Medina to escape religious persecution.
1180 - Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
1645 - Battle of Rowton Heath, Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles.
1664 - The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
1674 - Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
1780 - Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold's plot to surrender West Point.
1789 - The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act which creates the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and orders the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1830 - Belgian Revolution: A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium.
1841 - The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.
1846 - Mexican/American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.
1852 - The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.
1853 - Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.
1869 - "Black Friday": Gold prices plummet after Ulysses S. Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.
1873 - Establishment of "Satyashodhak Samaj", (Truth-seeker Movement) at Pune, Maharashtra, India by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule.
1877 - Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
1890 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.
1911 - His Majesty's Airship No. 1, Britain's first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.
1914 - World War I: The Siege of Przemyyl (present-day Poland) begins.
1932 - Gandhi and Dr. born R. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).
1935 - Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
1946 - Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
1946 - Clark Clifford and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, present him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that first recommends the containment policy.
1948 - The Honda Motor Company is founded.
1950 - Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England. A blue moon is seen as far away as Europe.
1957 - Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
1957 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
1960 - USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
1962 - United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
1968 - 60 Minutes debuts on CBS.
1968 - Swaziland joins the United Nations.
1972 - Japan Airlines Flight 472, operated Douglas DC-8-53 landed at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.
1973 - Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
1975 - Dougal Haston and Doug Scott on the Southwest Face expedition become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces.
1979 - CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.
1991 - Nirvana releases the Nevermind album
1990 - Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.
1993 - The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.
1996 - Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
2005 - Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.
2007 - Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.
2009 - The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history.
2013 - A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing more than 327 people.
2014 - The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), a Mars orbiter launched into Earth orbit by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully inserted into orbit of Mars.
2015 - At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Births

15 - Vitellius, Roman emperor (died 69)
936 - 'Adud al-Dawla, Buyid king (died 983)
1301 - Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (died 1372)
1501 - Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (died 1576)
1513 - Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (died 1535)
1564 - William Adams, English sailor and navigator (died 1620)
1577 - Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (died 1626)
1583 - Albrecht von Wallenstein, Bohemian general (died 1634)
1625 - Johan de Witt, Dutch mathematician and politician (died 1672)
1667 - Jean-Louis Lully, French composer (died 1688)
1705 - Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (died 1766)
1717 - Horace Walpole, English historian, author, and politician (died 1797)
1755 - John Marshall, American captain, jurist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (died 1835)
1761 - F.L. Kunzen, German-Danish composer and conductor (died 1817)
1796 - Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor and educator (died 1875)
1801 - Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (died 1862)
1802 - Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (died 1868)
1817 - Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet and philosopher (died 1901)
1829 - Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (died 1885)
1845 - Nikolai Anderson, Estonian philologist and author (died 1905)
1858 - Eugene Foss, American businessman and politician, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (died 1939)
1859 - Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer (died 1933)
1861 - Bhikaiji Cama, Indian activist (died 1936)
1870 - Georges Claude, French chemist and engineer, invented Neon lighting (died 1960)
1871 - Lottie Dod, English tennis player, golfer, and archer (died 1960)
1872 - Jaan Teemant, Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th State Elder of Estonia (died 1941)
1878 - Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss author and poet (died 1947)
1880 - Sarah Knauss, American super-centenarian (died 1999)
1882 - Max Decugis, French tennis player (died 1978)
1883 - Franklin Clarence Mars, American businessman, founded Mars, Incorporated (died 1934)
1883 - Lawson Robertson, Scottish-American high jumper and coach (died 1951)
1884 - Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (died 1963)
1884 - Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer and engineer (died 1953)
1885 - Artur Lemba, Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (died 1963)
1890 - Mike González, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (died 1977)
1890 - A. P. Herbert, English author and playwright (died 1971)
1892 - Adélard Godbout, Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th Premier of Québec (died 1956)
1893 - Blind Lemon Jefferson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (died 1929)
1894 - Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer and sportscaster (died 1968)
1894 - Billy Bletcher, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (died 1979)
1895 - André Frédéric Cournand, French physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1988)
1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (died 1940)
1898 - Howard Florey, Australian pharmacologist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1968)
1898 - Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer (died 1990)
1899 - William Dobell, Australian painter (died 1970)
1900 - Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (died 1955)
1902 - Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (died 1989)
1906 - Leonard Marsh, Canadian sociologist and academic (died 1982)
1906 - Józef Nawrot, Polish footballer (died 1982)
1907 - Ben Oakland, American pianist, composer, and songwriter (died 1979)
1908 - Renee Roberts, English actress (died 1996)
1910 - Jean Servais, Belgian-French actor (died 1976)
1911 - Konstantin Chernenko, Russian politician (died 1985)
1912 - Don Porter, American actor (died 1997)
1912 - Robert Lewis Taylor, American soldier and author (died 1998)
1913 - Herb Jeffries, American singer (died 2014)
1914 - John Kerr, Australian politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (died 1991)
1914 - Andrzej Panufnik, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (died 1991)
1916 - Ruth Leach Amonette, American businesswoman and author (died 2004)
1917 - Doud Eisenhower, American son of Dwight D. Eisenhower (died 1921)
1917 - Otto Günsche, German SS officer (died 2003)
1917 - Arthur W. Lehman, American euphonium player (died 2009)
1918 - Audra Lindley, American actress (died 1997)
1919 - Jack Costanzo, American drummer and composer
1920 - Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (died 1945)
1920 - Jan Carew, Guyanese-American author, poet, and playwright (died 2012)
1920 - Ovadia Yosef, Iraqi-Israeli rabbi and scholar (died 2013)
1921 - Jim McKay, American sportscaster and journalist (died 2008)
1921 - Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (died 2014)
1922 - Ettore Bastianini, Italian actor and singer (died 1967)
1922 - Bert I. Gordon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1922 - Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (died 1998)
1922 - John Moffatt, English actor and playwright (died 2012)
1923 - Louis Edmonds, American actor (died 2001)
1923 - Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (died 1950)
1923 - Raoul Bott, Hungarian-American mathematician (died 2005)
1924 - Nina Bocharova, Ukrainian gymnast
1924 - Voula Zouboulaki, Egyptian-Greek actress (died 2015)
1925 - Autar Singh Paintal, Indian physiologist and academic (died 2004)
1927 - Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor and actor (died 1999)
1927 - Arthur Malet, English-American actor and singer (died 2013)
1929 - John Carter, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and flute player (died 1991)
1930 - Angelo Muscat, Maltese-English actor (died 1977)
1930 - Benjamin Romualdez, Filipino politician and diplomat (died 2012)
1930 - John W. Young, American captain, engineer, and astronaut
1931 - Elizabeth Blackadder, Scottish painter and educator
1931 - Cardiss Collins, American lawyer and politician (died 2013)
1931 - Brian Glanville, English journalist and author
1931 - Anthony Newley, English-American singer-songwriter and actor (died 1999)
1931 - Mike Parkes, English race car driver (died 1977)
1932 - Dominique Michel, Canadian actress and singer
1932 - Miguel Montuori, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (died 1998)
1932 - Walter Wallmann, German politician, Minister-President of Hesse (died 2013)
1933 - Raffaele Farina, Italian cardinal
1933 - Mel Taylor, American drummer (The Ventures) (died 1996)
1933 - Mendel Weinbach, Polish-Israeli rabbi and activist (died 2012)
1934 - Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer and manager
1934 - John Brunner, English-Scottish author and screenwriter (died 1995)
1934 - John-Roger Hinkins, American religious leader and author (died 2014)
1934 - John Kasmin, English art dealer
1934 - Bernard Nevill, English painter, designer, and academic
1934 - Chick Willis, American singer and guitarist (died 2013)
1934 - Manfred Wörner, German politician and diplomat, 7th Secretary General of NATO (died 1994)
1934 - Donald Wrye, American director, screenwriter and producer (died 2015)
1936 - Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (died 2013)
1936 - Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (died 1990)
1938 - Steve Douglas, American saxophonist, flute player, and producer (The Wrecking Crew) (died 1993)
1939 - Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (The Crusaders) (died 2014)
1939 - Moti Kirschenbaum, Israeli journalist (died 2015)
1940 - Yves Navarre, French author (died 1994)
1941 - John Mackey, American football player (died 2011)
1941 - Linda McCartney, American singer, photographer, and activist (Wings and Suzy and the Red Stripes) (died 1998)
1941 - Tony Rutter, English motor cycle racer
1942 - Danny, Finnish singer and guitarist
1942 - Gerry Marsden, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1944 - Eavan Boland, Irish poet and academic
1944 - Sven-Ole Thorsen, Danish bodybuilder, actor, and stuntman
1945 - Lou Dobbs, American journalist and author
1945 - John Rutter, English composer, conductor, and producer
1946 - Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer, (Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, The Electric Revelators, and the Hellecasters)
1946 - Joe Greene, American football player, coach, and actor
1946 - Lars Emil Johansen, Greenlandic educator and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greenland
1946 - Uschi Obermaier, German model and actress
1946 - César Pedroso, Cuban pianist and songwriter (Los Van Van)
1946 - Pat Pocock, Welsh-English cricketer
1946 - María Teresa Ruiz, Chilean astronomer
1947 - Stephen Mueller, American painter (died 2011)
1948 - Gordon Clapp, American actor
1948 - Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (died 1998)
1948 - Garth Porter, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and producer (Sherbet)
1949 - Bill Connors, American guitarist (Return to Forever)
1949 - Baleka Mbete, South African politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa
1950 - Mohinder Amarnath, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1950 - John Kessel, American author, poet, and playwright
1950 - Harriet Walter, English actress
1950 - Kristina Wayborn, Swedish model and actress, Miss Sweden 1970
1951 - Douglas Kmiec, American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Malta
1952 - Dieter Hochheimer, German footballer and manager
1952 - Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Morphine and Treat Her Right) (died 1999)
1953 - Peter Halley, American painter and educator
1954 - Marco Tardelli, Italian footballer and coach
1955 - Riccardo Illy, Italian businessman and politician, President of Friuli Venezia Giulia
1956 - Hubie Brooks, American baseball player
1957 - Brad Bird, American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor
1957 - Tod Howarth, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (707)
1957 - Wolfgang Wolf, German footballer and manager
1958 - Kevin Sorbo, American actor and producer
1959 - Theo Paphitis, Cypriot-English businessman
1959 - Steve Whitmire, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer
1960 - Tony Juniper, English environmentalist and politician
1960 - Amy Sky, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1961 - Allen Bestwick, American sportscaster
1961 - Jack Dee, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1961 - Christopher L. Eisgruber, American lawyer and academic
1961 - John Logan, American screenwriter and producer
1961 - Luc Picard, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1962 - Rosamund Kwan, Hong Kong actress
1962 - Ally McCoist, Scottish footballer and manager
1962 - Mike Phelan, English footballer, coach, and manager
1962 - Tim Supple, English director and producer
1962 - Nia Vardalos, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter
1963 - Michael Potter, Australian rugby player and coach
1963 - Ben Preston, English journalist
1964 - Rafael Palmeiro, Cuban-American baseball player
1964 - Marko Pomerants, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
1965 - Robert Irvine, English chef and television host
1965 - Njål Ølnes, Norwegian saxophonist and composer (Dingobats)
1965 - Sean McNabb, American singer, bass player, and actor (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords, and Dokken)
1965 - Janet Weiss, American drummer (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Go-Betweens, and Wild Flag)
1966 - Bernard Gilkey, American baseball player
1966 - Stefan Molyneux, Irish-Canadian philosopher, author, and blogger
1966 - Michael O. Varhola, American journalist and author
1967 - Noreena Hertz, English economist, author, and academic
1969 - Shawn Crahan, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Slipknot, To My Surprise, and Dirty Little Rabbits)
1969 - Lisa Matthews, American model and actress
1969 - Christopher Pincher, English politician
1969 - Shamim Sarif, English author, director, and screenwriter
1969 - Paul Ray Smith, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (died 2003)
1969 - DeVante Swing, American singer-songwriter and producer (Jodeci)
1969 - Goya Toledo, Spanish model and actress
1969 - Megan Ward, American actress
1971 - Michael S. Engel, American paleontologist and entomologist
1971 - Mike Michalowicz, American businessman and author
1971 - Kevin Millar, American baseball player and sportscaster
1971 - Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
1972 - Conor Burns, British Conservative politician
1972 - Kate Fleetwood, English actress
1973 - Eddie George, American football player and sportscaster
1973 - Rodrick Rhodes, American basketball player and coach
1974 - John McDonald, American baseball player
1975 - Taira Imata, Japanese actor
1975 - Kyle Turley, American football player and singer
1976 - Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
1976 - Stephanie McMahon, American wrestler and businesswoman
1976 - Yakkun Sakurazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer (died 2013)
1976 - Vahur Vahtramäe, Estonian footballer
1976 - Malinda Williams, American actress
1977 - Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer and manager
1977 - Casey Rabach, American football player
1978 - Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
1979 - Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
1979 - Georgios Georgiou, German-Greek footballer
1979 - Casey Johnson, American model, actress, and author (died 2010)
1979 - Kim Jong-min, South Korean singer and actor (Koyote)
1979 - Katja Kassin, German-American porn actress
1979 - Ross Mathews, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
1979 - Jenny Platt, English actress
1980 - Daniele Bennati, Italian cyclist
1980 - Woranut Bhirombhakdi, Thai actress
1980 - Dean Canto, Australian race car driver
1980 - Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
1980 - Victoria Pendleton, English cyclist
1980 - John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
1981 - Ryan Briscoe, Australian race car driver
1981 - Drew Gooden, American basketball player
1982 - Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
1982 - Paul Hamm, American gymnast
1982 - Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
1983 - Liam Finn, Australian-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983 - Randy Foye, American basketball player
1984 - Taylor Eigsti, American pianist and composer
1985 - Eric Adjetey Anang, Ghanaian sculptor and carpenter
1985 - Eleanor Catton, Canadian-New Zealand author
1987 - Matthew Connolly, English footballer
1987 - Gürhan Gürsoy, Turkish footballer
1987 - Senzo Meyiwa, South African footballer (died 2014)
1988 - Karl Alzner, Canadian ice hockey player
1991 - Taichi Saotome, Japanese actor and dancer
1991 - Maximiliano Uggè, Italian footballer

Deaths

366 - Pope Liberius
768 - Pepin the Short, Frankish king (born 714)
1054 - Hermann of Reichenau, German composer, mathematician, and astronomer (born 1013)
1120 - Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (born 1072)
1143 - Agnes of Germany (born 1072)
1143 - Pope Innocent II
1180 - Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (born 1118)
1218 - Robert of Knaresborough (born 1160)
1228 - Stefan the First-Crowned, Serbian king (born 1165)
1275 - Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (born 1208)
1435 - Isabeau of Bavaria (born 1370)
1494 - Poliziano, Italian poet and scholar (born 1454)
1541 - Paracelsus, German-Swiss physician, botanist, and chemist (born 1493)
1545 - Albert of Mainz, German cardinal (born 1490)
1562 - Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Kent, English politician (born 1495)
1605 - Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and educator (born 1547)
1621 - Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish commander (born 1560)
1646 - Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer and educator (born 1565)
1707 - Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet and author (born 1642)
1732 - Emperor Reigen of Japan (born 1654)
1742 - Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (born 1684)
1790 - John Keyse Sherwin, English engraver (born 1751)
1802 - Alexander Radishchev, Russian author and critic (born 1749)
1834 - Pedro I of Brazil (born 1798)
1848 - Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (born 1817)
1863 - William Debenham, English businessman, founded Debenhams (born 1794)
1889 - D. H. Hill, American general and academic (born 1821)
1889 - Charles Leroux, American balloonist and skydiver (born 1856)
1892 - Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American soldier and composer (born 1829)
1896 - Louis Gerhard De Geer, Swedish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Sweden (born 1818)
1904 - Niels Ryberg Finsen, Faroese-Danish physician and author, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1860)
1929 - Mahidol Adulyadej, Thai prince (born 1892)
1930 - William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (born 1857)
1933 - Ferdinand Bonn, German actor (born 1861)
1933 - Mike Donlin, American baseball player and actor (born 1878)
1933 - Alice Muriel Williamson, English author (born 1869)
1936 - József Klekl, Slovene priest and journalist (born 1879)
1938 - Lev Schnirelmann, Belarusian-Russian mathematician and academic (born 1900)
1939 - Carl Laemmle, German-American film producer, founded Universal Studios (born 1867)
1939 - Charles Tatham, American fencer (born 1854)
1945 - Hans Geiger, German physicist and academic, co-invented the Geiger counter (born 1882)
1947 - Andrew C. McLaughlin, American historian and author (born 1861)
1948 - Warren William, American actor (born 1894)
1950 - Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (born 1863)
1954 - Edward Pilgrim, English suicide victim (born 1904)
1962 - Charles Reisner, American actor, director, and screenwriter (born 1887)
1973 - August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (born 1887)
1973 - Josué de Castro, Brazilian physician, geographer, and activist (born 1908)
1975 - Earle Cabell, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (born 1906)
1976 - Philip Gbeho, Ghanaian composer and educator (born 1904)
1978 - James Bassett, American journalist and author (born 1912)
1978 - Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (born 1897)
1980 - Theodor Luts, Estonian-Brazilian director, producer, and cinematographer (born 1896)
1981 - Patsy Kelly, American actress and dancer (born 1910)
1982 - Sarah Churchill, English actress (born 1914)
1982 - Józef Nawrot, Polish-English footballer (born 1906)
1984 - Neil Hamilton, American actor (born 1899)
1991 - Peter Bellamy, English singer-songwriter (The Young Tradition) (born 1944)
1991 - Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator (born 1904)
1993 - Ian Stuart Donaldson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Skrewdriver) (born 1957)
1993 - Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist and academic (born 1913)
1994 - Barry Bishop, American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (born 1932)
1996 - Zeki Müren, Turkish singer-songwriter and actor (born 1931)
1998 - Jeff Moss, American composer and screenwriter (born 1942)
2002 - Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian politician (born 1953)
2002 - Mike Webster, American football player (born 1952)
2003 - Rosalie Allen, American singer and radio host (born 1924)
2003 - Lyle Bettger, American actor (born 1915)
2004 - Françoise Sagan, French author and screenwriter (born 1935)
2006 - Michael Ferguson, Irish republican activist, lawyer and politician (born 1953)
2006 - Phil Latulippe, Canadian soldier and runner (born 1909)
2008 - Oliver Crawford, American screenwriter and author (born 1917)
2008 - Irene Dailey, American actress (born 1920)
2008 - Uno Laht, Estonian KGB officer and poet (born 1924)
2008 - Mickey Vernon, American baseball player and coach (born 1918)
2009 - Nelly Arcan, Canadian author (born 1975)
2010 - Olga C. Nardone, American actress (born 1921)
2010 - Gennady Yanayev, Russian engineer and politician, Vice President of the Soviet Union (born 1937)
2011 - Stephen Mueller, American painter (born 1947)
2012 - Thilakan, Indian actor (born 1935)
2012 - Pierre Adam, French cyclist (born 1924)
2012 - Bruno Bobak, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (born 1923)
2012 - Pedro Vázquez Colmenares, Mexican lawyer and politician, Governor of Oaxaca (born 1934)
2013 - Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (born 1924)
2013 - Margaret Feilman, Australian architect and urban planner (born 1921)
2013 - Boris Karvasarsky, Ukrainian-Russian psychiatrist and author (born 1931)
2013 - Anthony Lawrence, English-Hong Kong journalist and author (born 1912)
2013 - Sagadat Nurmagambetov, Kazakh general and politician (born 1924)
2013 - Paul Oliver, American football player (born 1984)
2014 - Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (born 1920)
2014 - Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (born 1941)
2014 - Madis Kõiv, Estonian physicist, philosopher, and author (born 1929)
2014 - Lily McBeth, American educator (born 1934)
2015 - Alan Moore, Australian painter and educator (born 1914)
2015 - Wang Zhongshu, Chinese archaeologist and academic (born 1925)


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