What happened on September 18? There are more than 354 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 18

September 18 In HistorySeptember 18 is the 262nd day of the year 2020. There are 104 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 38th week of the year 2020.

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Historical Events For September 18

  • 14
    Tiberius is confirmed as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate following the natural death of Augustus
  • 96
    Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
  • 324
    Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire.
  • 1180
    Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
  • 1454
    In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage.
  • 1635
    Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II of Austria declares war on France.
  • 1679
    New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1739
    The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1759
    The British capture Quebec City.
  • 1793
    The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
  • 1809
    The Royal Opera House in London opens.
  • 1810
    First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.
  • 1812
    The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.
  • 1837
    Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a “stationery and fancy goods emporium”.
  • 1838
    The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
  • 1850
    The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
  • 1851
    First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
  • 1870
    Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.
  • 1872
    King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1873
    Panic of 1873: The U.S. bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures.
  • 1879
    The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1882
    The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
  • 1885
    Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
  • 1895
    Booker T. Washington delivers the “Atlanta Compromise” address.
  • 1895
    Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.
  • 1898
    Fashoda Incident – Lord Kitchener’s ships reach Fashoda, Sudan.
  • 1906
    A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
  • 1910
    In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.
  • 1911
    Russian Premier Peter Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.
  • 1914
    The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
  • 1914
    World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.
  • 1919
    Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
  • 1919
    The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
  • 1922
    Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1927
    The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
  • 1928
    Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.
  • 1931
    The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
  • 1934
    The USSR is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1939
    The Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Lord Haw-Haw begins transmitting.
  • 1939
    World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
  • 1943
    World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Jews of Minsk are massacred at Sobibór.
  • 1944
    World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Junyō Maru, 5,600 killed.
  • 1945
    General Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.
  • 1947
    The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency were established in the United States under the National Security Act.
  • 1947
    The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States armed forces.
  • 1948
    Communist Madiun uprising in Dutch Indies.
  • 1948
    Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator’s term, when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten.
  • 1948
    Operation Polo is terminated after Indian Army accepts the surrender of Nizam’s Army.
  • 1959
    Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.
  • 1960
    Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
  • 1961
    U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 1962
    Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1964
    Constantine II of Greece marries Danish princess Anne-Marie.
  • 1964
    North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.
  • 1973
    The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1974
    Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
  • 1975
    Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
  • 1977
    Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
  • 1980
    Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (including 1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station.
  • 1981
    Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
  • 1982
    Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
  • 1984
    Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
  • 1988
    End of pro-democracy uprisings in Myanmar after a bloody military coup by the State Law and Order Restoration Council. Thousands, mostly monks and civilians (primarily students) are killed by the Tatmadaw.
  • 1990
    Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1991
    Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
  • 1992
    An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing 9 replacement workers.
  • 1997
    United States media magnate Ted Turner donates USD 1 billion to the United Nations.
  • 1998
    ICANN is formed.
  • 2001
    First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • 2007
    Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.
  • 2007
    Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.
  • 2009
    The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.

Who Were Born On September 18?

  • 53
    Trajan, Roman Emperor (d. 117)
  • 1344
    Marie Valois, Princess of France (d. 1404)
  • 1434
    Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1467)
  • 1587
    Francesca Caccini, Italian composer (d. c. 1640)
  • 1643
    Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (d. 1715)
  • 1676
    Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)
  • 1684
    Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer (d. 1748)
  • 1709
    Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (d. 1784)
  • 1718
    Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Russian statesman (d. 1783)
  • 1733
    George Read, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1798)
  • 1750
    Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer (d. 1791)
  • 1752
    Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (d. 1833)
  • 1765
    Pope Gregory XVI (d. 1846)
  • 1779
    Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1845)
  • 1786
    Christian VIII of Denmark, King of Denmark (d. 1848)
  • 1786
    Justinus Kerner, German poet (d. 1862)
  • 1812
    Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (d. 1880)
  • 1819
    Léon Foucault, French physicist (d. 1868)
  • 1837
    Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (d. 1880)
  • 1838
    Anton Mauve, Dutch artist (d. 1888)
  • 1846
    Richard With, Norwegian businessman, politician and captain, founder of Hurtigruten (d. 1930)
  • 1848
    Francis Grierson, composer and pianist (d. 1927)
  • 1852
    Clement Lindley Wragge, British-born meteorologist (d. 1922)
  • 1857
    John Hessin Clarke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1945)
  • 1858
    Kate Booth, the oldest daughter of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1955)
  • 1859
    John L. Bates, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • 1859
    Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940)
  • 1860
    Alberto Franchetti, Italian opera composer (d. 1942)
  • 1863
    Hermann Kutter, Swiss theologian (d. 1931)
  • 1870
    Clark Wissler, American anthropologist (d. 1947)
  • 1872
    Carl Friedberg, German pianist (d. 1955)
  • 1875
    Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d. 1945)
  • 1876
    James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1883
    Lord Berners (Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson), British composer (d. 1950)
  • 1885
    Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani composer, conductor, publicist, playwright (d. 1948)
  • 1888
    Grey Owl, British-born First Nations conservationist (d. 1938)
  • 1888
    Toni Wolff, Swiss student and lover of Carl Jung (d. 1953)
  • 1889
    Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (d. 1970)
  • 1889
    Sir Leslie Morshead, Australian soldier (d. 1959)
  • 1893
    Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (d. 1960)
  • 1893
    William March, American writer (d. 1954)
  • 1894
    Fay Compton, English actress (d. 1978)
  • 1895
    John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1979)
  • 1895
    Tomoji Tanabe, the oldest man in the world from January 2007 until his death (d. 2009)
  • 1895
    Walter Koch. German astrologer (d. 1970)
  • 1897
    Pablo Sorozábal, Basque-Spanish composer (d. 1988)
  • 1900
    Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, 1st Prime Minister of Mauritius (d. 1985)
  • 1900
    Willis Laurence James, violinist, music teacher, and folklorist (d. 1966)
  • 1901
    Harold Clurman, American film producer (d. 1980)
  • 1904
    Bun Cook, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1988)
  • 1904
    David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, British politician and peer (d. 1999)
  • 1905
    Agnes de Mille, American choreographer (d. 1993)
  • 1905
    Eddie Anderson, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1905
    Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (d. 1990)
  • 1907
    Edwin McMillan, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1907
    Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1908
    Viktor Hambardzumyan, Soviet-Armenian scientist (d. 1996)
  • 1910
    Joseph Tal, Israeli composer (d. 2008)
  • 1911
    Brinsley Le Poer Trench, British ufologist (d. 1995)
  • 1911
    Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
  • 1912
    Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (d. 2005)
  • 1912
    María De la Cruz, Chilean political activist for Women’s suffrage, journalist, writer, and political commentator (d. 1995)
  • 1914
    Jack Cardiff, British film director (d. 2009)
  • 1916
    Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989)
  • 1916
    John Jacob Rhodes, Jr., American politician and lawyer (d. 2003)
  • 1916
    Rossano Brazzi, Italian singer and actor (d. 1994)
  • 1917
    Francis Parker Yockey, American author (d. 1960)
  • 1917
    June Foray, American voice actress
  • 1918
    John Berger, English politician
  • 1919
    Tommy Hunter, American fiddler (d. 1993)
  • 1920
    Jack Warden, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1922
    Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1922
    Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer
  • 1923
    Bertha Wilson, Canadian jurist (d. 2007)
  • 1923
    Peter Smithson, English architect (d. 2003)
  • 1923
    Queen Anne of Romania
  • 1924
    J. D. Tippit, Dallas police officer shot by Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1963)
  • 1925
    Harvey Haddix, American baseball player (d. 1994)
  • 1926
    Bob Toski, American golfer
  • 1926
    Bud Greenspan, American film producer
  • 1927
    Phyllis Kirk, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Nancy Littlefield, American film producer (d. 2007)
  • 1929
    Teddi King, American jazz and pop vocalist
  • 1932
    Nikolai Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2002)
  • 1933
    Jimmie Rodgers, American singer and composer
  • 1933
    Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov, Russian bass-baritone
  • 1933
    Robert Blake, American actor
  • 1933
    Robert Foster Bennett, American senator (Utah)
  • 1933
    Scotty Bowman, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1935
    John Spencer, English snooker player (d. 2006)
  • 1936
    Big Tom, Irish country singer
  • 1937
    Ralph Backstrom, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1939
    Frankie Avalon, American musician
  • 1939
    Fred Willard, American comedian
  • 1939
    Gerry Harvey, Australian businessman
  • 1939
    Jorge Sampaio, President of Portugal
  • 1942
    Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper
  • 1942
    Gabriella Ferri, Italian singer.
  • 1944
    Charles L. Veach, American astronaut (d. 1995)
  • 1944
    Michael Franks, American musician
  • 1944
    Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1945
    P.F. Sloan, American pop-rock singer and songwriter
  • 1946
    Benjamin Brea, Venezuelan woodwind player, music teacher and arranger
  • 1946
    Billy Drago, American actor
  • 1946
    Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (d. 1992)
  • 1946
    Nicholas Clay, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1946
    Otis Sistrunk, American football player
  • 1947
    Drew Gilpin Faust, American historian
  • 1947
    Giancarlo Minardi, Italian motor racing team boss
  • 1948
    Christopher Skase, Australian fugitive businessman (d. 2001)
  • 1948
    Ken Brett, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1948
    Lynn Abbey, American computer programmer and author
  • 1948
    Rodger Beckman, American baseball player
  • 1949
    Jim McCrery, American politician
  • 1949
    Kerry Livgren, American singer (Kansas)
  • 1949
    Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005)
  • 1949
    Peter Shilton, English footballer
  • 1950
    Anna Deavere Smith, American actress and playwright
  • 1950
    Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1950
    Shabana Azmi, Indian actress
  • 1951
    Benjamin Carson, American neurosurgeon
  • 1951
    Darryl Stingley, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver
  • 1951
    Tony Scott, American baseball player
  • 1952
    Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (d. 2002)
  • 1952
    Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1952
    Rick Pitino, American basketball coach
  • 1953
    Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
  • 1953
    Carl Jackson, American country and bluegrass musician
  • 1953
    John McGlinn, American conductor (d. 2009)
  • 1954
    Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (d. 2007)
  • 1954
    Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician (d. 1996)
  • 1954
    Steven Pinker, Canadian-American scientist
  • 1954
    Takao Doi, Japanese astronaut
  • 1954
    Tommy Tuberville, American football coach
  • 1955
    Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (d. 2006)
  • 1955
    Keith Morris, American singer and songwriter
  • 1956
    Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
  • 1956
    Peter Šťastný, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1956
    Tim McInnerny, English actor
  • 1957
    Emily Remler, American Jazz Guitarist (d. 1990)
  • 1958
    Don Geronimo, American radio personality
  • 1958
    Joan Walsh, American writer
  • 1958
    John Aldridge, Irish footballer
  • 1958
    Linda Lusardi, English actress and model
  • 1959
    Ian Arkwright, English footballer
  • 1959
    Mark Romanek, American filmmaker
  • 1959
    Ryne Sandberg, American baseball player
  • 1960
    Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
  • 1960
    Stephen Flaherty, American composer of musical theatre
  • 1961
    James Gandolfini, American actor
  • 1961
    Mark Olson (musician), American musician, singer & songwriter
  • 1962
    Aden Ridgeway, Australian indigenous politician
  • 1962
    Boris Said, American race car driver
  • 1962
    Joanne Catherall, English singer
  • 1962
    John Fashanu, English footballer
  • 1962
    John Mann (musician), Canadian rock musician and actor
  • 1963
    Jim Pocklington, British racing driver
  • 1963
    John Powell, British composer
  • 1964
    Holly Robinson Peete, American actress
  • 1964
    Jens Henschel, German footballer
  • 1964
    Marco Masini, Italian singer-songwriter
  • 1966
    Tom Chorske, American ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Ricky Bell, American singer (New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe)
  • 1967
    Tara FitzGerald, English actress
  • 1968
    Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball player
  • 1969
    Cappadonna, American rapper
  • 1970
    Aisha Tyler, American actress and comedian
  • 1970
    Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)
  • 1970
    Darren Gough, English cricketer
  • 1970
    Mike Compton, American football player
  • 1971
    Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer
  • 1971
    Jada Pinkett Smith, American model and actress
  • 1971
    Lance Armstrong, American cyclist
  • 1971
    Michael Patrick Walker, American composer and lyricist
  • 1972
    Adam Cohen (musician), Canadian musician, singer-songwriter
  • 1972
    Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer
  • 1972
    David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
  • 1973
    Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)
  • 1973
    James Marsden, American actor
  • 1973
    Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur
  • 1973
    Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Andrew Hansen, Australian comedian and musician
  • 1974
    Sol Campbell, English footballer
  • 1974
    Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player
  • 1974
    Travis Schuldt, Actor
  • 1974
    Xzibit, American rapper
  • 1975
    “Habacuc” Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
  • 1975
    Jason Sudeikis, American actor and comedian
  • 1975
    Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter
  • 1976
    Gabriel Gervais, Canadian football player
  • 1976
    Kikki Daire, American pornographic actress
  • 1976
    Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977
    Kieran West, British oarsman
  • 1977
    Li Tie, Chinese footballer
  • 1978
    Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1978
    Pilar López de Ayala, Spanish actress
  • 1979
    Alison Lohman, American actress
  • 1979
    Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer
  • 1979
    Simon Trpčeski, Macedonian classical pianist
  • 1979
    Vinay Rai, Indian actor
  • 1980
    Avi Strool, Israeli footballer
  • 1980
    Chris Tarrant, Australian rules footballer
  • 1980
    Jonathan Biss, American classical pianist
  • 1980
    Mickey Higham, English rugby league player
  • 1981
    Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and model
  • 1982
    Alessandro Cibocchi, Italian footballer
  • 1983
    Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer
  • 1984
    Anthony Gonzalez, American football player
  • 1984
    Jack Carpenter, American actor
  • 1986
    Keeley Hazell, British model
  • 1988
    Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player
  • 1990
    Lewis Holtby, German footballer
  • 1993
    Patrick Schwarzenegger, American actor & son of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Who Died On September 18?

  • 96
    Domitian, Roman Emperor (b. 51)
  • 411
    Constantine III, Roman usurper
  • 887
    Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle)
  • 1180
    King Louis VII of France (b. 1120)
  • 1598
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
  • 1630
    Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
  • 1663
    St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
  • 1675
    Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
  • 1721
    Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat (b. 1664)
  • 1722
    André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1783
    Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718)
  • 1783
    Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (b. 1707)
  • 1792
    August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (b. 1704)
  • 1806
    Patrick Cotter O'Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)
  • 1827
    Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (b. 1789)
  • 1830
    William Hazlitt, English essayist (b. 1778)
  • 1857
    Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer (b. 1785)
  • 1860
    Joseph Locke, English railway builder and civil engineer (b. 1805)
  • 1872
    King Charles XV / Carl IV of Sweden and Norway (b. 1826)
  • 1890
    Dion Boucicault, Irish actor and playwright (b. c.1820)
  • 1891
    William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • 1896
    Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (b. 1819)
  • 1905
    George MacDonald, Scottish writer and minister (b. 1824)
  • 1909
    Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian historian, archaeologist, epigrapher and folkorist (b. 1850)
  • 1911
    Pyotr Stolypin, Russian politician (b. 1862)
  • 1924
    Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (b. 1846)
  • 1931
    Geli Raubal, Adolf Hitler’s niece (b. 1908)
  • 1931
    Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c.1806)
  • 1939
    Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1941
    Fred Karno, British music hall impresario (b. 1866)
  • 1944
    Robert G. Cole American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (b. 1915)
  • 1949
    Frank Morgan, American actor (b. 1890)
  • 1951
    Gelett Burgess, American literary humorist (b. 1866)
  • 1952
    Frances Alda, New Zealand-Australian operatic soprano (b. 1879)
  • 1953
    Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
  • 1956
    Adélard Godbout, premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
  • 1958
    Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist, illustrator (b. 1873)
  • 1959
    Benjamin Péret, French surrealist author (b. 1899)
  • 1961
    Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish United Nations Secretary-General and distinguished economist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1905)
  • 1962
    Therese Neumann, German mystic, stigmatic (b. 1898)
  • 1964
    Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • 1964
    Sean O'Casey, Irish writer (b. 1880)
  • 1967
    John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1968
    Franchot Tone, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1970
    Jimi Hendrix, American musician (b. 1942)
  • 1977
    Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
  • 1980
    Katherine Anne Porter, American novelist (b. 1890)
  • 1986
    Pat Phoenix, English actress (b. 1923)
  • 1987
    Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
  • 1994
    Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player (b. 1954)
  • 1995
    Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • 1997
    Jimmy Witherspoon, blues singer (b. 1920)
  • 1998
    Charlie Foxx, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2001
    Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2002
    Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)
  • 2002
    Margita Stefanovic, Yugoslav and Serbian musician best known as a keyboardist for the Serbian rock band Ekatarina Velika. (b. 1959)
  • 2002
    Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
  • 2003
    Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
  • 2003
    Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2004
    Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
  • 2004
    Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
  • 2006
    Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Pepsi Tate Welsh bassist (tigertailz) (b. 1965)
  • 2008
    Mauricio Kagel, German-Argentine composer (b. 1931)
  • 2008
    Ron Lancaster, American-born football player (b. 1938)

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