Holidays and observances

Autumnal equinox observances in the Northern Hemisphere, vernal equinox observances in the Southern Hemisphere (see September 22):Spring Day (Argentina)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Armenia from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Belize from the United Kingdom in 1981.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Malta from the United Kingdom in 1964.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

455 - Emperor Avitus enters Rome with a Gallic army and consolidates his power.

Events

1170 - The Kingdom of Dublin falls to Norman invaders.

Events850 years ago

1217 - Livonian Crusade: The Estonian leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo the Accursed are killed in the Battle of St. Matthew's Day.

Events803 years ago

1435 - The Congress of Arras causes Burgundy to switch sides in the Hundred Years' War.

Events585 years ago

1745 - A Hanoverian army is defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Events275 years ago

1776 - Part of New York City is burned shortly after being occupied by British forces.

Events244 years ago

1780 - American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.

Events240 years ago

1792 - French Revolution: The National Convention abolishes the monarchy.

Events228 years ago

1843 - John Williams Wilson takes possession of the Strait of Magellan on behalf of the Chilean government.

Events177 years ago

1860 - Second Opium War: An Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Palikao.

Events160 years ago

1896 - Anglo-Egyptian conquest of Sudan: British forces under the command of Horatio Kitchener take Dongola.

Events124 years ago

1898 - Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China.

Events122 years ago

1921 - A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500–600 people.

Events99 years ago

1933 - Salvador Lutteroth establishes Mexican professional wrestling.

Events87 years ago

1934 - A large typhoon hits western Honshū, Japan, killing more than three thousand people.

Events86 years ago

1937 - J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.

Events83 years ago

1938 - The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500–700 people.

Events82 years ago

1939 - Romanian Prime Minister Armand Călinescu is assassinated by the Iron Guard.

Events81 years ago

1942 - The Holocaust in Ukraine: On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis send over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaitsi to Bełżec extermination camp.

Events78 years ago

1942 - The Holocaust in Ukraine: In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murder 2,588 Jews.

Events78 years ago

1942 - The Holocaust in Poland: At the end of Yom Kippur, Germans order Jews to permanently move from Konstantynów to Biała Podlaska.

Events78 years ago

1942 - The Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.

Events78 years ago

1949 - The People's Republic of China is proclaimed.

Events71 years ago

1953 - Lieutenant No Kum-sok, a North Korean pilot, defects to South Korea with his jet fighter.

Events67 years ago

1964 - Malta gains independence from the United Kingdom, but remains in the Commonwealth.

Events56 years ago

1964 - The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's fastest bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.

Events56 years ago

1965 - The Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.

Events55 years ago

1971 - Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.

Events49 years ago

1972 - Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos begins authoritarian rule by declaring martial law.

Events48 years ago

1976 - Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He had been a member of the former Chilean Marxist government.

Events44 years ago

1976 - Seychelles joins the United Nations.

Events44 years ago

1981 - Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.

Events39 years ago

1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.

Events39 years ago

1984 - Brunei joins the United Nations.

Events36 years ago

1991 - Armenia gains independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

1993 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin triggers a constitutional crisis when he suspends parliament and scraps the constitution.

Events27 years ago

1996 - The Defense of Marriage Act is passed by the United States Congress.

Events24 years ago

1999 - The Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.

Events21 years ago

2001 - America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the victims of the September 11 attacks.

Events19 years ago

2001 - Ross Parker is murdered in Peterborough, England, by a gang of ten British Pakistani youths.

Events19 years ago

2003 - The Galileo spacecraft is terminated by sending it into Jupiter's atmosphere.

Events17 years ago

2012 - Three Egyptian militants open fire on a group of Israeli soldiers in a southern Israel cross-border attack.

Events8 years ago

2013 - Al-Shabaab Islamic militants attack the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya, killing at least 67 people.

Events7 years ago

2019 - A 5.6 Mw earthquake shakes the Albanian port of Durrës. 49 people are injured in the capital, Tirana.

Events1 years ago

Births

580 - Pope Vitalian (d. 672)

Births

953 - Abu Ishaq Ibrahim, Buyid prince

Births

1051 - Bertha of Savoy (d. 1087)

Births969 years ago
Births649 years ago

1407 - Leonello d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara, Italian noble (d. 1450)

Births613 years ago
Births609 years ago
Births605 years ago

1428 - Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457)

Births592 years ago

1433 - Guillaume Fichet, French scholar and academic (d. 1480)

Births587 years ago

1452 - Girolamo Savonarola, Italian priest and philosopher (d. 1498)

Births568 years ago

1457 - Hedwig Jagiellon, Duchess of Bavaria, Polish princess (d. 1502)

Births563 years ago

1552 - Barbara Longhi, Italian painter (d. 1638)

Births468 years ago

1559 - Cigoli, Italian painter and architect (d. 1613)

Births461 years ago

1629 - Philip Howard, English cardinal (d. 1694)

Births391 years ago

1640 - Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, younger son of Louis XIII of France and his wife (d. 1701)

Births380 years ago

1645 - Louis Jolliet, Canadian explorer (d. 1700)

Births375 years ago
Births314 years ago

1756 - John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer (d. 1836)

Births264 years ago

1758 - Christopher Gore, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)

Births262 years ago

1760 - Ivan Dmitriev, Russian poet and politician, Minister of Justice for Imperial Russia (d. 1837)

Births260 years ago
Births201 years ago

1840 - Murad V, Ottoman sultan (d. 1904)

Births180 years ago

1842 - Abdul Hamid II, 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1918)

Births178 years ago

1846 - Mihály Kolossa, Hungarian-Slovene author and poet (d. 1906)

Births174 years ago

1849 - Maurice Barrymore, American actor (d. 1905)

Births171 years ago

1853 - Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)

Births167 years ago

1859 - Francesc Macià, Catalan colonel and politician, 122nd President of Catalonia (d. 1933)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Wilson Kettle, Canadian centenarian (d. 1963)

Births160 years ago

1862 - James E. Talmage, English-American religious leader and author (d. 1933)

Births158 years ago

1863 - John Bunny, American actor (d. 1915)

Births157 years ago

1866 - Charles Nicolle, French-Tunisian microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

Births154 years ago

1866 - H. G. Wells, English novelist, historian, and critic (d. 1946)

Births154 years ago
Births153 years ago

1867 - Henry L. Stimson, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 46th United States Secretary of State (d. 1950)

Births153 years ago

1872 - Henry Tingle Wilde, English chief officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Papa Jack Laine, American drummer and bandleader (d. 1966)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Gustav Holst, English composer and educator (d. 1934)

Births146 years ago

1878 - Peter McWilliam, Scottish-English footballer and manager (d. 1951)

Births142 years ago

1882 - Geevarghese Ivanios, Indian metropolitan (d. 1953)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Dénes Kőnig, Hungarian mathematician and theorist (d. 1944)

Births136 years ago

1890 - Max Immelmann, German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1916)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Charles William Train, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1965)

Births130 years ago

1894 - Anton Piëch, Austrian lawyer and businessman (d. 1952)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Frances Mary Albrier, American civil rights activist (d. 1987)

Births122 years ago
Births121 years ago

1902 - Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet and critic (d. 1963)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Allen Lane, English publisher, founded Penguin Books (d. 1970)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1937)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Preston Tucker, American engineer and businessman, designed the Tucker Sedan (d. 1956)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Hans Hartung, German-French painter (d. 1989)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Robert Lebel, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1999)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Henry Beachell, American biologist and botanist (d. 2006)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian educator and politician, 1st President of Ghana (d. 1972)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Meinrad Schütter, Swiss composer (d. 2006)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Chuck Jones, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births108 years ago

1912 - György Sándor, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 2005)

Births108 years ago

1916 - Françoise Giroud, Swiss-French journalist and politician, French Minister of Culture (d. 2003)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Phyllis Nicolson, English mathematician and academic (d. 1968)

Births103 years ago

1918 - John Gofman, American physicist, chemist, and biologist (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Karl Slover, American actor (d. 2011)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Juan José Arreola, Mexican writer and academic (d. 2001)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Mario Bunge, Argentinian-Canadian physicist and philosopher

Births101 years ago

1919 - Herman Fowlkes, Jr., American trumpet player and educator (d. 1993)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Fazlur Rahman Malik, Pakistani philosopher and scholar (d. 1988)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Kenneth McAlpine, British race car driver

Births100 years ago

1921 - John McHale, American baseball player and manager (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1924 - Hermann Buhl, Austrian mountaineer (d. 1957)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Don Dunstan, Fijian-Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of South Australia (d. 1999)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Donald A. Glaser, American physicist and neurobiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Fereydoon Moshiri, Iranian poet and critic (d. 2000)

Births94 years ago

1929 - Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1979)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Edgar Valter, Estonian author and illustrator (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Bernard Williams, English-Italian philosopher and academic (d. 2003)

Births91 years ago

1930 - John Morgan, Welsh-Canadian actor and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Bob Stokoe, English footballer and manager (d. 2004)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Larry Hagman, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Shirley Conran, English journalist and author

Births88 years ago

1932 - Marjorie Fletcher, English Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Don Preston, American keyboard player and composer

Births88 years ago

1933 - Allan Jeans, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Dick Simon, American race car driver

Births87 years ago

1934 - Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1934 - María Rubio, Mexican actress (d. 2018)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Jimmy Armfield, English footballer and manager (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Henry Gibson, American actor (d. 2009)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Ian Albery, English manager and producer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Dickey Lee, American pop-country singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Yury Luzhkov, Russian soldier and politician, 2nd Mayor of Moscow

Births84 years ago

1936 - Diane Rehm, American journalist and radio host

Births84 years ago

1937 - John D'Amico, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 2005)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Doug Moe, American basketball player and coach

Births82 years ago

1938 - Olu Falae, Nigerian politician and government official

Births82 years ago

1939 - Agnivesh, Indian philosopher, academic, and politician

Births81 years ago

1940 - Ron Fenton, English footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian engineer and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Bill Kurtis, American journalist and producer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Jack Brisco, American wrestler and manager (d. 2010)

Births79 years ago

1941 - R. James Woolsey, Jr., American scholar and diplomat, 16th Director of Central Intelligence

Births79 years ago

1942 - Sam McDowell, American baseball player

Births78 years ago

1943 - David Hood, American session bassist and trombone player (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jerry Bruckheimer, American film and television producer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Steve Beshear, American lawyer and politician, 61st Governor of Kentucky

Births76 years ago

1944 - Marcus Binney, English historian and author

Births76 years ago

1944 - Fannie Flagg, American actress, comedian, and author

Births76 years ago

1944 - Hamilton Jordan, American politician, 8th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2008)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bobby Tench, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Richard Childress, American race car driver and businessman

Births75 years ago

1945 - Shaw Clifton, Northern Irish 18th General of The Salvation Army

Births75 years ago

1945 - Kay Ryan, American poet and educator

Births75 years ago

1946 - Rose Garrard, English sculptor and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss lawyer and politician, 87th President of the Swiss Confederation

Births74 years ago

1946 - Mart Siimann, Estonian psychologist and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Estonia

Births74 years ago

1947 - Don Felder, American musician and songwriter (Eagles)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Keith Harris, English ventriloquist and singer (d. 2015)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Rupert Hine, English musician, songwriter, and record producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Stephen King, American author and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ed Nimmervoll, Austrian-Australian journalist, historian, and author (d. 2014)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Marsha Norman, American playwright and author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jack Dromey, English union leader and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mitsuo Momota, Japanese wrestler

Births72 years ago

1949 - Henry Butler, American pianist and photographer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Artis Gilmore, American basketball player and radio host

Births71 years ago

1949 - Odilo Scherer, Brazilian cardinal

Births71 years ago

1950 - Charles Clarke, English economist and politician, Secretary of State for Education

Births70 years ago

1950 - Bill Murray, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1951 - Bruce Arena, American soccer player and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen general and politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (d. 2005)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Dave Gregory, English guitarist and keyboard player

Births68 years ago

1952 - John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Warwick, English lawyer and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Arie Luyendyk, Dutch race car driver and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1953 - Reinhard Marx, German cardinal

Births67 years ago

1954 - Shinzō Abe, Japanese lawyer and politician, 90th Prime Minister of Japan

Births66 years ago

1954 - Thomas S. Ray, American ecologist and academic

Births66 years ago

1954 - Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, English rock drummer (Motörhead) (d. 2015)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Richard Hieb, American engineer and astronaut

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jack Givens, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Marta Kauffman, American screenwriter and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ricky Morton, American wrestler

Births64 years ago

1957 - Ethan Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mark Levin, American lawyer, radio host, and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Sidney Moncrief, American basketball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kevin Rudd, Australian politician and diplomat, 26th Prime Minister of Australia

Births63 years ago

1958 - Rick Mahorn, American basketball player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Simon Mayo, English radio host

Births62 years ago

1959 - Crin Antonescu, Romanian educator and politician, former Interim President of Romania

Births61 years ago

1959 - Andrzej Buncol, Polish footballer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Dave Coulier, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Danny Cox, English-American baseball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Corinne Drewery, English singer-songwriter (Swing Out Sister) and fashion designer

Births61 years ago

1960 - David James Elliott, Canadian-American actor and director

Births60 years ago

1960 - Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iranian journalist, politician and scientist, first woman Vice President of Iran

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kelley Eskridge, American author and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Musalia Mudavadi, Kenyan politician and Former Deputy Prime Minister

Births60 years ago

1960 - Graham Southern, English art dealer and gallery owner

Births60 years ago

1960 - Maurizio Cattelan, Italian sculptor

Births60 years ago

1961 - Billy Collins, Jr., American boxer (d. 1984)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Dan Borislow, American businessman, invented the magicJack (d. 2014)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Nancy Travis, American actress and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Rob Morrow, American actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan cricketer and bass player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Cecil Fielder, American baseball player and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mamoru Samuragochi, Japanese composer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Trevor Steven, English footballer

Births57 years ago

1963 - David J. Wales, British academic and educator

Births57 years ago

1964 - Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer-songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Lester Quitzau, Canadian guitarist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Frédéric Beigbeder, French author and critic

Births55 years ago

1965 - Cheryl Hines, American actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Johanna Vuoksenmaa, Finnish director and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Kerrin Lee-Gartner, Canadian skier and journalist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Faith Hill, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Suman Pokhrel, Nepali poet, lyricist and playwright

Births53 years ago

1967 - Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Kevin Buzzard, British mathematician

Births52 years ago

1968 - David Jude Jolicoeur, American rapper, songwriter, and producer (De La Soul)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ricki Lake, American actress, producer, and talk show host

Births52 years ago

1969 - Anne Burrell, American chef and television host

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jason Christiansen, American baseball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Curtis Leschyshyn, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Melissa Ferrick, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Samantha Power, Irish-American journalist, academic, and diplomat, 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Births50 years ago

1971 - John Crawley, English cricketer and academic

Births49 years ago

1971 - Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor and golf player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Luke Wilson, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1972 - Olivia Bonamy, French actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Liam Gallagher, English singer-songwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jon Kitna, American football player and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist and author

Births47 years ago

1973 - Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spanish tennis player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Oswaldo Sánchez, Mexican footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Bryce Drew, American basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jana Kandarr, German tennis player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Andy Todd, English footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Doug Davis, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kārlis Lācis, Latvian pianist and composer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Andre Pärn, Estonian basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kohei Sato, Japanese wrestler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brian Tallet, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Paulo Costanzo, Canadian actor, director, and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Luke Godden, Australian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby player

Births42 years ago

1979 - James Allan, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Richard Dunne, Irish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Chris Gayle, Jamaican cricketer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Julian Gray, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Monika Merl, German runner

Births41 years ago

1980 - Nyree Kindred, Welsh swimmer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tomas Scheckter, South African race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Autumn Reeser, American actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress

Births40 years ago

1981 - Nicole Richie, American actress, fashion designer, and author

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1982 - Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Christos Tapoutos, Greek basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rowan Vine, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Ndiss Kaba Badji, Senegalese athlete

Births37 years ago

1983 - Alex Bailey, British footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dwayne Barker, English rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sarah Rees Brennan, Irish writer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Stipe Buljan, Croatian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - John Castillo, Colombian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentine footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Wagner Diniz, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Moustapha Djallit, Algerian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Francesco Dracone, Italian race car driver

Births37 years ago

1983 - Scott Evans, American actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Anna Favella, Italian actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Éder Monteiro Fernandes, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kristian Gidlund, Swedish drummer and journalist (d. 2013)

Births37 years ago

1983 - Maggie Grace, American actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Bryan Willis Hamilton, American musician

Births37 years ago

1983 - Liam Harrison, British rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cristian Hidalgo, Spanish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Greg Jennings, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dorothea Kalpakidou, Greek discus thrower

Births37 years ago

1983 - Derek Landri, American footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - C. S. Magaoay, American researcher and activist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Joseph Mazzello, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Anna Meares, Italian track cyclist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Reggie Nelson, American footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mark Nerkowski, American soccer player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dênis Oliveira de Souza, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Rasmus Persson, Swedish radio personality

Births37 years ago

1983 - Marcin Piekarski, Polish luger

Births37 years ago

1983 - Rafael Marques Pinto, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tori Polk, American athlete

Births37 years ago

1983 - Miguel Potes Mina, Colombian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Javier Alejandro Rabbia, Argentine footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Wakakirin Shinichi, Japanese sumo wrestler and mixed martial artist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Joana Solnado, Portuguese actress

Births37 years ago
Births37 years ago

1983 - Asa Taccone, American musician

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ronny Toma, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sanka Wijegunaratne, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ycare, French singer songwriter

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ben Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Wale, American rapper

Births36 years ago

1985 - Justin Durant, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Faris Badwan, English singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lindsey Stirling, American violinist and composer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jimmy Clausen, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Anthony Don, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marcelo Estigarribia, Paraguayan footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Murilo Maccari, Brazilian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ashley Paris, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Courtney Paris, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Michał Pazdan, Polish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ivelisse Vélez, Puerto Rican wrestler

Births33 years ago

1988 - Doug Baldwin, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jason Derulo, American singer-songwriter

Births31 years ago

1989 - Sandor Earl, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Emma Watkins, Australian singer and actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Al-Farouq Aminu, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Danny Batth, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Rob Cross, English darts player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ivan Dorschner, American-Filipino model and actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Sam Kasiano, New Zealand rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Anastassia Kovalenko, Estonian motorcycle racer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Kim Jong-dae, South Korean singer-songwriter

Births28 years ago

1992 - Rodrigo Godínez, Mexican footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Kwon Mina, South Korean singer and actress

Births27 years ago

1993 - Derik Osede, Spanish footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Ante Rebić, Croatian footballer

Births27 years ago

1998 - Máscara de Bronce, Mexican wrestler

Births22 years ago

1999 - Wang Junkai, Chinese singer

Births21 years ago

1999 - Alexander Isak, Eritrean-Swedish professional footballer

Births21 years ago

Deaths

19 BC - Virgil, Roman poet (b. 70 BC)

Deaths

454 - Flavius Aetius, Roman general and politician (b. 396)

Deaths

687 - Pope Conon (b. 630)

Deaths
Deaths994 years ago

1217 - Lembitu, Estonian king and military leader

Deaths803 years ago
Deaths803 years ago
Deaths785 years ago
Deaths764 years ago
Deaths693 years ago

1397 - Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English admiral (b. 1346)

Deaths623 years ago
Deaths462 years ago

1576 - Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (b. 1501)

Deaths444 years ago

1586 - Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, French cardinal and diplomat (b. 1517)

Deaths434 years ago

1629 - Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1587)

Deaths391 years ago
Deaths383 years ago

1643 - Emperor Hong Taiji of China (b. 1592)

Deaths377 years ago

1709 - Ivan Mazepa, Ukrainian statesman, Hetman of Zaporizhian Host (b. 1639)

Deaths311 years ago

1719 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German historian and academic (b. 1647)

Deaths301 years ago

1743 - Jai Singh II, Indian king (b. 1688)

Deaths277 years ago

1748 - John Balguy, English philosopher and author (b. 1686)

Deaths272 years ago

1796 - François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)

Deaths224 years ago

1798 - George Read, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Delaware (b. 1733)

Deaths222 years ago

1812 - Emanuel Schikaneder, German actor and playwright (b. 1751)

Deaths208 years ago

1832 - Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, playwright, and poet (b. 1771)

Deaths188 years ago

1860 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher and author (b. 1788)

Deaths160 years ago

1874 - Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist and engineer (b. 1798)

Deaths146 years ago

1880 - Manuel Montt, Chilean scholar and politician, 6th President of Chile (b. 1809)

Deaths140 years ago

1887 - Wazid Ali Shah, last Nawab of Awadh (b. 1822)

Deaths133 years ago

1904 - Chief Joseph, American tribal leader (b. 1840)

Deaths116 years ago

1905 - Nikolay Benardos, Ukrainian inventor (b. 1842)

Deaths115 years ago

1906 - Samuel Arnold, American conspirator (b. 1838)

Deaths114 years ago

1926 - Léon Charles Thévenin, French engineer (b. 1857)

Deaths94 years ago

1933 - Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese author and poet (b. 1896)

Deaths87 years ago

1938 - Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian author and poet (b. 1874)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Armand Călinescu, Romanian economist and politician, 39th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1893)

Deaths81 years ago

1942 - John Symes, English cricketer (b. 1879)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Alexander Koshetz, Ukrainian choral conductor, arranger, composer (b. 1875)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Artur Phleps, Romanian general (b. 1881)

Deaths76 years ago

1947 - Harry Carey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1878)

Deaths73 years ago

1953 - Necmettin Sadak, Turkish publisher and politician, 10th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1890)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Mikimoto Kōkichi, Japanese businessman (b. 1858)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Bill Struth, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1875)

Deaths64 years ago
Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Peter Whitehead, English race car driver (b. 1914)

Deaths62 years ago

1961 - Ed Oliver, American golfer (b. 1915)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Bo Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1892)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Paulino Masip, Spanish author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1899)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Josef Müller, Croatian entomologist (b. 1880)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - Paul Reynaud, French lawyer and politician, 118th Prime Minister of France (b. 1878)

Deaths54 years ago

1971 - Bernardo Houssay, Argentinian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Henry de Montherlant, French essayist, novelist, and dramatist (b. 1896)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Walter Brennan, American actor (b. 1894)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Jacqueline Susann, American author and actress (b. 1918)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Turkish painter and poet (b. 1911)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Chile (b. 1932)

Deaths44 years ago

1982 - Ivan Bagramyan, Russian general (b. 1897)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Andrew Brewin, Canadian politician (b. 1907)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Bob Donham, American basketball player (b. 1926)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Bada Rajan, Indian mobster (b. unknown)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Birgit Tengroth, Swedish actor (b. 1915)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Willy Trenk-Trebitsch, Austrian actor (b. 1902)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Xavier Zubiri, Basque philosopher (b. 1898)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Gu Long, Chinese author and screenwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Jaco Pastorius, American bass player, composer, and producer (b. 1951)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Glenn Robert Davis, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Rajini Thiranagama, Sri Lankan physician and academic (b. 1954)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Gordon Bashford, English engineer (b. 1916)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Tarachand Barjatya, Indian film producer, founded Rajshri Productions (b. 1914)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Rudy Perpich, American dentist and politician, 34th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1928)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (b. 1959)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Jacques Flynn, Canadian lawyer and politician, 35th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Leonid Rogozov, Russian physician and surgeon (b. 1934)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Robert L. Forward, American physicist and engineer (b. 1932)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Bob Mason, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Tasos Athanasiadis, Greek author (b. 1913)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian skier (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Rex Humbard, American evangelist and television host (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Robert Ginty, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - John Du Cann, English guitarist (b. 1946)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet (b. 1939)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Pamela Ann Rymer, American lawyer and judge (b. 1941)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - José Curbelo, Cuban-American pianist and manager (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Yehuda Elkana, Israeli historian and philosopher (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sven Hassel, Danish-German soldier and author (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bill King, English commander, sailor, and author (b. 1910)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tom Umphlett, American baseball player and manager (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian author, poet, and diplomat (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Michel Brault, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Harl H. Haas, Jr., American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Walter Wallmann, German lawyer and politician, Minister-President of Hesse (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ko Wierenga, Dutch lawyer and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Michael Harari, Israeli intelligence officer (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Caldwell Jones, American basketball player and coach (b. 1950)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sheldon Patinkin, American director and playwright (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Yoram Gross, Polish-Australian director and producer (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ray Warleigh, Australian-English saxophonist and flute player (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Richard Williamson, American footballer and coach (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Trần Đại Quang, President of Vietnam (b. 1956)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Vitaliy Masol, Ukrainian Former Prime Minister (b.1928)

Deaths2 years ago

Other

In the popular 1978 song "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire, the date of September 21 is mentioned in the lyric "Do you remember the 21st night of September?" This reference has gained popularity on the internet due to the song's spread as an internet meme.

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Christian feast day