What happened on September 17? There are more than 327 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About September 17

September 17 In HistorySeptember 17 is the 261st day of the year 2020. There are 105 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 38th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Meservey, Iowa 50457 sunrise occured at 06:57 AM and sunset occured at 07:18 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Virgo. The modern birthstone for this month is Sapphire while the mystical birthstone is Agate.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 148 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For September 17

  • 1111
    Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as “King of Galicia”.
  • 1176
    The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought.
  • 1462
    The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 1577
    The Peace of Bergerac is signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
  • 1630
    The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
  • 1631
    Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.
  • 1683
    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing “animalcules”: the first known description of protozoa.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.
  • 1776
    The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
  • 1778
    The Treaty of Fort Pitt is signed. It is the first formal treaty between the United States and a Native American tribe (the Lenape or Delaware Indians).
  • 1787
    The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1809
    Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
  • 1814
    Francis Scott Key finishes his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, later to be the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
  • 1849
    American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
  • 1859
    Joshua A. Norton declares himself “Emperor Norton I” of the United States.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: George B. McClellan halts the northward drive of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army in the single-day Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.
  • 1894
    The Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
  • 1900
    Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
  • 1908
    The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality.
  • 1914
    Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • 1916
    World War I: Manfred von Richthofen (“The Red Baron”), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
  • 1920
    The American Professional Football Association (later renamed National Football League) is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
  • 1924
    The Border Defence Corps is established in the Second Polish Republic for the defence of the eastern border against armed Soviet raids and local bandits.
  • 1928
    The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards of 2,500 people. It is the third deadliest natural disaster in United States history, behind the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
  • 1939
    Taisto Mäki becomes the first man to run the 10,000 metres in under 30 minutes, in a time of 29:52.6
  • 1939
    World War II: A German U-boat U 29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Soviet Union joins Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland during the Polish Defensive War of 1939.
  • 1940
    World War II: Following the German defeat in the Battle of Britain, Hitler postpones Operation Sea Lion indefinitely.
  • 1941
    World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued
  • 1943
    World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied Airborne troops parachute into the Netherlands as the “Market” half of Operation Market Garden.
  • 1948
    The Lehi (also known as the Stern gang) assassinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate between the Arab nations and Israel.
  • 1948
    The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.
  • 1949
    The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.
  • 1957
    Malaysia joins the United Nations.
  • 1961
    The world’s first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
  • 1974
    Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.
  • 1976
    The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
  • 1978
    The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
  • 1980
    After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
  • 1980
    Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.
  • 1983
    Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
  • 1991
    Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.
  • 1991
    The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • 1992
    An Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are assassinated by political militants in Berlin, Germany.
  • 1993
    Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 2001
    The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 Attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
  • 2006
    An audio tape of a private speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is leaked to the public, in which he confessed that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election, sparking widespread protests across the country.
  • 2006
    Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.
  • 2007
    AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York.
  • 2011
    Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.

Who Were Born On September 17?

  • 879
    King Charles III of France (d. 929)
  • 1192
    Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)
  • 1550
    Pope Paul V (d. 1621)
  • 1630
    Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1694)
  • 1639
    Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)
  • 1677
    Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)
  • 1687
    Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (d. 1772)
  • 1688
    Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714)
  • 1730
    Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (d. 1794)
  • 1739
    John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)
  • 1743
    Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician (d. 1794)
  • 1771
    Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)
  • 1773
    Jonathan Alder, American settler (d. 1849)
  • 1819
    Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, first President of the South African Republic (d. 1901)
  • 1820
    Émile Augier, French dramatist (d. 1889)
  • 1826
    Bernhard Riemann, German mathematician (d. 1866)
  • 1839
    Ira Davenport, American magician (d. 1911)
  • 1854
    David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d. 1929)
  • 1857
    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist (d. 1935)
  • 1859
    Frank Dawson Adams, Canadian geologist (d.1942)
  • 1868
    James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956)
  • 1869
    Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize recipient (d. 1938)
  • 1874
    Sir Walter Murdoch, Australian academic and essayist (d. 1970)
  • 1878
    Vincenzo Tommasini, Italian composer (d. 1950)
  • 1879
    Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer (d. 1973)
  • 1879
    Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (d. 1930)
  • 1881
    Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955)
  • 1883
    William Carlos Williams, American writer (d. 1963)
  • 1884
    Charles Tomlinson Griffes, American composer (d. 1920)
  • 1890
    Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (d. 1972)
  • 1897
    Earl Webb, baseball player (d. 1965)
  • 1900
    Hughie Critz, baseball player (d. 1980)
  • 1900
    John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)
  • 1901
    Francis Chichester, English adventurer (d. 1972)
  • 1902
    Bea Miles, Australian eccentric and writer (d. 1973)
  • 1903
    Frank O'Connor, Irish-American short-story writer (d. 1966)
  • 1903
    Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (d. 1984)
  • 1903
    Minanogawa Tōzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 34th Yokozuna (d. 1971)
  • 1904
    Edgar G. Ulmer, Austrian-American film director (d. 1972)
  • 1904
    Jerry Colonna, American comedian and entertainer (d. 1986)
  • 1904
    Sir Frederick Ashton, British dancer and choreographer (d. 1988)
  • 1906
    Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist (d. 2010)
  • 1906
    J.R. Jayewardene, Sri Lankan politician and statesman (d. 1996)
  • 1907
    Warren Burger, 15th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1995)
  • 1908
    John Creasey, English crime and science fiction novelist (d. 1973)
  • 1912
    Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian (d. 2011)
  • 1914
    Shin Kanemaru, Japanese politician (d. 1996)
  • 1914
    Thomas J. Bata, Canadian shoemaker (Bata Shoes) (d. 2008)
  • 1915
    M. F. Husain, Indian painter (d. 2011)
  • 1916
    Mary Stewart, English novelist
  • 1917
    Isang Yun, Korean composer who spent most of his creative career in Germany
  • 1918
    Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (d. 1997)
  • 1920
    Dinah Sheridan, English actress
  • 1922
    Agostinho Neto, Angolan politician (d. 1979)
  • 1923
    Hank Williams, American musician (d. 1953)
  • 1923
    Ralph Sharon, American jazz pianist
  • 1925
    John List, American murderer (d. 2008)
  • 1926
    Bill Black, American musician (d. 1965)
  • 1926
    Curtis Harrington, American film director (d. 2007)
  • 1926
    Hovie Lister, American gospel pianist (d. 2001)
  • 1926
    Jack McDuff, American jazz organist (d. 2001)
  • 1926
    Jean-Marie Lustiger, French Jewish Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 2007)
  • 1927
    George Blanda, American football player (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Roddy McDowall, English actor (d. 1998)
  • 1929
    Pat Crowley, American actress
  • 1929
    Sil Austin, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
  • 1929
    Sir Stirling Moss, English race car driver
  • 1930
    David Huddleston, American actor
  • 1930
    Edgar Mitchell, American astronaut
  • 1930
    Jim Rohn, American business philosopher (d. 2009)
  • 1930
    Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
  • 1930
    Thomas Stafford, American astronaut
  • 1931
    Anne Bancroft, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1931
    Jean-Claude Carrière, French writer, screenwriter and actor
  • 1933
    Chuck Grassley, American politician
  • 1933
    Claude Provost, National Hockey League player (d. 1984)
  • 1933
    Dorothy Loudon, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1934
    Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (d. 1969)
  • 1935
    Ken Kesey, American author (d. 2001)
  • 1936
    Michael Hennagin, American composer and university professor
  • 1937
    Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
  • 1938
    Bobby Wine, American Major League Baseball player
  • 1938
    Perry Robinson, American jazz clarinetist and composer
  • 1939
    David Souter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • 1939
    Shelby Flint, American singer
  • 1940
    Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat
  • 1940
    Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Bob Matsui, U.S. Congressman (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (d. 2001)
  • 1942
    Des Lynam, English television presenter
  • 1942
    Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
  • 1944
    Les Emmerson, Canadian vocalist and guitarist
  • 1944
    Reinhold Messner, Italian mountaineer
  • 1945
    Bhakti Caru Swami, Indian spiritual leader
  • 1945
    Bruce Spence, New Zealand actor
  • 1945
    David Emerson, Canadian politician
  • 1945
    Phil Jackson, American basketball player and NBA head coach
  • 1946
    Billy Bonds, English footballer
  • 1947
    Tessa Jowell, British politician
  • 1948
    Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (d. 2000)
  • 1948
    John Ritter, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1948
    Karl Alber, German footballer
  • 1948
    Raphy Leavitt, Puerto Rican composer and salsa orchestra leader
  • 1950
    Chris Heister, Swedish politician
  • 1950
    Fee Waybill, American musician (The Tubes)
  • 1950
    Narendra Modi, Indian politician
  • 1951
    Cassandra Peterson, American actress
  • 1953
    Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • 1953
    Steve Williams (rock drummer), drummer for Welsh rock band Budgie
  • 1954
    Joël-François Durand, French composer
  • 1955
    Charles Martinet, American actor
  • 1955
    Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
  • 1955
    Scott Simpson, American golfer
  • 1956
    Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher
  • 1956
    Mandawuy Yunupingu, Aboriginal Australian musician
  • 1956
    Rita Rudner, American comedian
  • 1956
    Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
  • 1957
    Richie Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
  • 1958
    Tom Waddell, Scottish former Major League Baseball player
  • 1959
    Charles Lawson, Northern Irish actor
  • 1960
    Damon Hill, English race car driver and 1996 F1 world champion
  • 1960
    John Bottomley, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1960
    John Franco, American baseball player
  • 1960
    Kevin Clash, American actor and puppeteer
  • 1961
    Jim Cornette, American professional wrestling manager
  • 1961
    Nives Meroi, Italian mountaineer
  • 1961
    Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King’s X)
  • 1962
    Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
  • 1962
    BeBe Winans, gospel and R&B singer
  • 1962
    Dustin Nguyen, Vietnamese American actor
  • 1963
    Amy Roloff, American reality star
  • 1963
    James Urbaniak, American actor
  • 1963
    Masahiro Chono, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1963
    Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • 1963
    Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project)
  • 1963
    Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards
  • 1963
    William Shockley (actor), American actor
  • 1965
    Bryan Singer, American director
  • 1965
    Guy Picciotto, American musician (Rites of Spring, Fugazi)
  • 1965
    Kyle Chandler, American actor
  • 1965
    Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer
  • 1966
    Doug E. Fresh, American rapper, record producer, and beatboxer
  • 1966
    Stéphane Rousseau, Canadian humorist and actor
  • 1967
    Koen Wauters, Flemish singer, television presenter, and actor
  • 1967
    Malik Yoba, American actor
  • 1968
    Akhenaton French rapper and producer
  • 1968
    Anastacia, American singer
  • 1968
    Jonn Penney lead singer of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
  • 1968
    Lord Jamar American emcee and actor
  • 1968
    Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
  • 1969
    Adam Devlin, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1969
    Keith Flint, British musician (The Prodigy)
  • 1969
    Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player
  • 1969
    Matthew Settle, American actor
  • 1969
    Steady B, American rapper and emcee
  • 1970
    Jim Conroy, American Voice Actor (Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman)
  • 1970
    Mark Brunell, American football player
  • 1971
    Adriana Sklenaříková, Slovak supermodel
  • 1971
    Ian Whyte (actor), Welsh actor and basketball player
  • 1971
    Mauro Milanese, Italian footballer
  • 1971
    Mike Catt, English rugby player
  • 1971
    Nate Berkus, American television host
  • 1972
    Bobby Lee, American comedian
  • 1972
    Brian Henry, American poet
  • 1973
    Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress
  • 1973
    Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer
  • 1974
    Mirah, American musician
  • 1974
    Rasheed Wallace, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Tormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer
  • 1975
    Austin St. John, American actor
  • 1975
    Constantine Maroulis, American singer
  • 1975
    Jade Esteban Estrada, Latin pop singer, comedian and activist
  • 1975
    Jimmie Johnson, American race car driver
  • 1976
    Daniella Rush, Czech pornographic actress
  • 1976
    Peja (musician), Polish rap musician, songwriter and producer
  • 1977
    Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
  • 1978
    Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Akin Ayodele, American football player
  • 1979
    Billy Miller, American actor
  • 1979
    Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • 1979
    Flo Rida, American rapper
  • 1979
    Steffen Algreen, Danish footballer
  • 1980
    Danny Haren, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer
  • 1981
    Casey Janssen, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
  • 1982
    Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Hope Larson, American illustrator and cartoonist
  • 1982
    Wade Robson, Australian choreographer
  • 1983
    Jennifer Peña, American singer
  • 1984
    De La Ghetto, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer
  • 1984
    Domenico Citro, Italian footballer
  • 1984
    Eugenia Volodina, Russian model
  • 1984
    John Kucera, Canadian alpine ski racer
  • 1984
    Mary Descenza, American swimmer
  • 1985
    Alexander Ovechkin, Russian hockey player
  • 1985
    Brendan Clarke, Irish footballer
  • 1985
    José Gonçalves, Portuguese football player
  • 1985
    Mason Raymond, Canadian hockey player
  • 1985
    Tomáš Berdych, Czech tennis player
  • 1986
    Paolo De Ceglie, Italian footballer
  • 1986
    Sanaya Irani, Indian actress
  • 1987
    Paul Huntington, English footballer
  • 1990
    Sean Scannell, Irish footballer
  • 1991
    Ryo Ishikawa, Japanese golfer
  • 2008
    Mia Talerico, American child actress

Who Died On September 17?

  • 456
    Remistus, Roman general of Visigothic origin
  • 1179
    Hildegard of Bingen, German abbess and composer (b. 1098)
  • 1322
    Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249)
  • 1422
    Constantine II of Bulgaria
  • 1563
    Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier (b. 1526)
  • 1574
    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, first Spanish Governor of Florida (b. 1519)
  • 1575
    Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (b. 1504)
  • 1621
    Robert Bellarmine, Italian saint (b. 1542)
  • 1630
    Thomas Lake, English statesman (b. 1567)
  • 1665
    Philip IV of Spain (b. 1605)
  • 1676
    Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (b. 1626)
  • 1679
    John of Austria the Younger, Spanish general (b. 1629)
  • 1727
    Glückel of Hameln, German businesswoman (b. 1647)
  • 1762
    Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist (b. 1687)
  • 1771
    Tobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (b. 1721)
  • 1803
    Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Austrian composer (b. 1766)
  • 1808
    Benjamin Bourne, American politician (b. 1755)
  • 1836
    Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1748)
  • 1858
    Dred Scott, American slave who unsuccessfully sued for citizenship (b. 1795)
  • 1863
    Alfred de Vigny, French author (b. 1797)
  • 1864
    Walter Savage Landor, English writer (b. 1775)
  • 1873
    Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)
  • 1877
    Henry Fox Talbot, English photography pioneer (b. 1800)
  • 1878
    Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, French adventurer in Araucania and Patagonia (b. 1825)
  • 1879
    Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (b. 1814)
  • 1894
    Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)
  • 1899
    Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842)
  • 1904
    Raden Ayu Kartini, Indonesian national heroine (b. 1879)
  • 1907
    Ignaz Brüll, Austrian pianist (b. 1846)
  • 1908
    Henri Julien, Canadian cartoonist (b. 1852)
  • 1908
    Thomas Selfridge, First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army (b. 1882)
  • 1909
    Sir Thomas Bent, Premier of Victoria (b. 1838)
  • 1923
    Stephanos Dragoumis, Greek judge, writer and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1842)
  • 1933
    Joseph De Piro, Maltese missionary (b. 1877)
  • 1936
    Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877)
  • 1938
    Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (b. 1901)
  • 1946
    Frank Burke, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1948
    Folke Bernadotte, Swedish diplomat (b. 1895)
  • 1948
    Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (b. 1887)
  • 1951
    Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
  • 1965
    Alejandro Casona, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1903)
  • 1966
    Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (b. 1930)
  • 1971
    Carlos Lamarca, Brazilian military turned guerrilla leader (b. 1937)
  • 1972
    Akim Tamiroff, Georgian actor (b. 1899)
  • 1973
    Hugo Winterhalter, American bandleader (b. 1909)
  • 1980
    Anastasio Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (b. 1925)
  • 1982
    Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937)
  • 1984
    Richard Basehart, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1985
    Laura Ashley, Welsh designer (b. 1925)
  • 1987
    Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913)
  • 1988
    Hilde Gueden, Austrian soprano (b. 1917)
  • 1991
    Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
  • 1992
    Roger Wagner, American choral conductor (b. 1914)
  • 1993
    Christian Nyby, American film and television director (b. 1913)
  • 1994
    Karl Popper, Austrian philosopher (b. 1902)
  • 1995
    Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
  • 1996
    Spiro Agnew, Vice President of the United States (b. 1918)
  • 1997
    Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (b. 1913)
  • 1998
    Geoffrey Dutton, Australian author and historian (b. 1922)
  • 1998
    Gustav Nezval, Czech actor (b. 1907)
  • 1998
    Ted Binion, Las Vegas casino heir (b. 1943)
  • 1999
    Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
  • 2000
    Paula Yates, British TV personality (b. 1959)
  • 2003
    Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
  • 2005
    Alfred Reed, American composer (b. 1921)
  • 2005
    Jacques Lacarrière, French writer (b. 1925)
  • 2006
    Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)
  • 2009
    Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (b. 1968)
  • 2011
    Colin Madigan, Australian architect (b. 1921)

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