What happened on September 5? There are more than 357 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 5

September 5 In HistorySeptember 5 is the 249th day of the year 2020. There are 117 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 36th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Wallace, West Virginia 26448 sunrise occured at 06:55 AM and sunset occured at 07:45 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 160 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For September 5

  • 1590
    Alexander Farnese’s army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris.
  • 1661
    Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D'Artagnan, captain of the king’s musketeers.
  • 1666
    Great Fire of London ends: 10,000 buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral are destroyed, but only 6 people are known to have died.
  • 1698
    In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
  • 1725
    Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyńska.
  • 1774
    First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1781
    Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1793
    French Revolution the French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
  • 1798
    Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.
  • 1800
    Napoleon surrenders Malta to Great Britain.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac’s forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort’s outhouses.
  • 1816
    Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable (“Unobtainable Chamber”).
  • 1836
    Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1839
    United Kingdom declared First Opium War on the Qing Dynasty of China.
  • 1840
    Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s Un giorno di regno at La Scala of Milan.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: the Potomac River is crossed at White’s Ford in the Maryland Campaign.
  • 1862
    James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon.
  • 1864
    Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • 1877
    Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
  • 1882
    The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
  • 1887
    Fire at Theatre Royal in Exeter, England killed 186
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, USA, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by US President Theodore Roosevelt, ends the war.
  • 1906
    The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin).
  • 1914
    World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital.
  • 1915
    The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.
  • 1918
    Decree “On Red Terror” is published in Russia
  • 1927
    The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles, produced by Walt Disney, is released by Universal Pictures.
  • 1932
    The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.
  • 1938
    Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are assassinated in the Seguro Obrero massacre.
  • 1941
    Whole territory of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese high command orders withdrawal at Milne Bay, first Japanese defeat in the Pacific War.
  • 1943
    World War II: The 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment lands and occupies Nazdab, near Lae in the Salamaua-Lae campaign.
  • 1944
    Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constitute Benelux.
  • 1945
    Cold War: Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada, exposing Soviet espionage in North America, signalling the beginning of the Cold War.
  • 1945
    Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
  • 1948
    In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
  • 1957
    Cuba: Fulgencio Batista bombs the revolt in Cienfuegos.
  • 1960
    The boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) is awarded the gold medal for his first place in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.
  • 1960
    The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
  • 1961
    The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.
  • 1969
    My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lt. William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: the United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province.
  • 1972
    Munich Massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called “Black September” attack and take hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 die in the attack and 9 die the following day.
  • 1975
    Sacramento, California: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
  • 1977
    Hanns Martin Schleyer, is kidnapped in Cologne, West Germany by the Red Army Faction and is later murdered.
  • 1977
    Voyager program: Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay.
  • 1978
    Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace process at Camp David, Maryland.
  • 1980
    The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world’s longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.224 km) stretching from Goschenen to Airolo.
  • 1984
    STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
  • 1984
    Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
  • 1986
    Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.
  • 1991
    The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, came into force.
  • 2005
    Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes into a heavily populated residential of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 104 people on board and at least 39 persons on ground.

Who Were Born On September 5?

  • 973
    Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī, Khwarezmi-born Persian polymath (d. 1048)
  • 1187
    Louis VIII of France (d. 1226)
  • 1319
    Peter IV of Aragon (d. 1387)
  • 1567
    Date Masamune, Japanese Samurai and Daimyo (d. 1636)
  • 1568
    Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet (d. 1639)
  • 1621
    Juan Andrés Coloma, Spanish noble (d. 1694)
  • 1638
    Louis XIV of France (d. 1715)
  • 1667
    Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician (d. 1733)
  • 1695
    Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician (d. 1770)
  • 1722
    Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (d. 1763)
  • 1725
    Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician (d. 1799)
  • 1735
    Johann Christian Bach, German composer (d. 1782)
  • 1750
    Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (d. 1774)
  • 1769
    John Shortland, English naval officer (d. 1810)
  • 1771
    Archduke Charles of Austria, Austrian general (d. 1847)
  • 1772
    Fat′h-Ali Shah Qajar, Qajar king of Iran (d. 1834)
  • 1774
    Caspar David Friedrich, German artist (d. 1840)
  • 1775
    Juan Martín Díez, Spanish guerrilla (d. 1825)
  • 1781
    Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer, editor and music publisher (d. 1858)
  • 1787
    François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1850)
  • 1791
    Giacomo Meyerbeer, German composer (d. 1864)
  • 1792
    Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1857)
  • 1806
    Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general (d. 1865)
  • 1807
    Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist (d. 1886)
  • 1809
    Manuel Montt Torres, Chilean politician (d. 1880)
  • 1817
    Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian writer (d. 1875)
  • 1818
    Edmund Kennedy, Australian explorer (d. 1848)
  • 1826
    John Wisden, England cricketer (d. 1884)
  • 1827
    Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)
  • 1831
    Victorien Sardou, French dramatist (d. 1908)
  • 1836
    Justiniano Borgoño, President of Peru (d. 1921)
  • 1847
    Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)
  • 1856
    Thomas E. Watson, American politician, Vice-Presidential candidate (d. 1922)
  • 1867
    Amy Beach, American composer and pianist (d. 1944)
  • 1873
    Cornelius Vanderbilt III, American inventor, engineer, soldier (d. 1942)
  • 1874
    Nap Lajoie, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1876
    Abdelaziz Thâalbi, Tunisian politician. (d. 1944)
  • 1876
    Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (d. 1956)
  • 1881
    Otto Bauer, Austrian politician (d. 1938)
  • 1883
    Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist, cataloguer of Franz Schubert’s works (d. 1967)
  • 1888
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, second President of India (d. 1975)
  • 1892
    Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (d. 1973)
  • 1897
    Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (d. 1980)
  • 1897
    Ella Schuler, American supercentenarian (d. 2011)
  • 1897
    Morris Carnovsky, American stage and film actor (d. 1992)
  • 1901
    Florence Eldridge, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1901
    Mario Scelba, Italian politician (d. 1991)
  • 1902
    Darryl F. Zanuck, American film producer and executive (d. 1979)
  • 1904
    Vera Bradford, Australian classical pianist (d. 2004)
  • 1905
    Arthur Koestler, Hungarian writer (d. 1983)
  • 1905
    Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (d. 2005)
  • 1905
    Maurice Challe, French general (d. 1979)
  • 1907
    Sunnyland Slim, blues pianist (d. 1995)
  • 1908
    Gloria Holden, British actress (d. 1991)
  • 1908
    Joaquín Nin-Culmell, Cuban-Spanish pianist, composer (d. 2004)
  • 1908
    Josué de Castro, Brazilian writer, physician, geographer and activist against hunger (d. 1973)
  • 1909
    Archie Jackson, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
  • 1909
    Bernard Delfont, English entrepreneur (d. 1994)
  • 1909
    Hans Carste, German pianist, conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1910
    Leila Mackinlay, British romance writer (d.1996)
  • 1910
    Phiroze Palia, Indian cricketer (d. 1981)
  • 1912
    Frank Thomas, American animator (d. 2004)
  • 1912
    John Cage, American composer (d. 1992)
  • 1912
    Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer (d. 2001)
  • 1914
    Gail Kubik, American composer (d. 1984)
  • 1914
    Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet and mathematician
  • 1916
    Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster) (d. 2002)
  • 1916
    Frank Yerby American novelist (d. 1991
  • 1917
    Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (d. 2008)
  • 1918
    Bob Katter, Sr., Australian politician, minister (d. 1990)
  • 1918
    Harold “Buddy” Williams, Australian country singer (d. 1986)
  • 1918
    Jean-Marie Poitras, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2009)
  • 1918
    Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor (d. 1992)
  • 1919
    Elisabeth Volkenrath, German Nazi concentration camp supervisor (d. 1945)
  • 1920
    Peter Racine Fricker, British-American composer (d. 1990)
  • 1921
    Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive (d. 2007)
  • 1923
    David Hamer, Australian politician (d. 2002)
  • 1923
    Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Paul Dietzel, American college football coach
  • 1927
    Paul Volcker, American economist
  • 1928
    Damayanti Joshi, Indian classical dancer of Kathak style (d. 2004)
  • 1928
    Joyce Hatto, British pianist, subject of fraudulent recordings (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Andrian Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2004)
  • 1929
    Bob Newhart, American actor and comedian
  • 1933
    Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilien Catholic archbishop
  • 1934
    Carol Lawrence, American actress and singer
  • 1934
    Dennis Letts, American actor d. 2008
  • 1935
    Helen Gifford, Australian composer
  • 1935
    Johnny Briggs, English actor
  • 1935
    Paul Josef Cordes, German Roman Catholic Cardinal
  • 1935
    Werner Erhard, American founder of transformational training programs
  • 1936
    Bill Mazeroski, American baseball player
  • 1936
    John Danforth, American politician
  • 1936
    Jonathan Kozol, American writer, sociologist
  • 1936
    Robert Burns, Canadian politician
  • 1937
    Antonio Valentin Angelillo, Argentinian footballer
  • 1937
    Colin Wesley, South African cricketer
  • 1937
    William Devane, American actor
  • 1938
    John Ferguson Sr., Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    Claudette Colvin, American civil rights movement leader (Montgomery Bus Boycott)
  • 1939
    Clay Regazzoni, Swiss racing driver (d. 2006)
  • 1939
    George Lazenby, Australian actor
  • 1939
    John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (d. 2008)
  • 1940
    Raquel Welch, American actress
  • 1941
    Dave Dryden, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1942
    Denise Fabre French television presenter
  • 1942
    Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor and composer (d. 1995
  • 1942
    Werner Herzog, German film director
  • 1943
    Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (d. 2007)
  • 1944
    Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, author and playwright (d. 1996)
  • 1944
    Gareth Evans, Australian politician, University Chancellor
  • 1945
    Al Stewart, Scottish singer and songwriter
  • 1946
    Dennis Dugan, American actor and film director
  • 1946
    Freddie Mercury, Zanzibar-born English singer and songwriter (Queen) (d. 1991)
  • 1946
    Loudon Wainwright III, American singer and composer
  • 1947
    Bruce Yardley, Australian cricketer
  • 1947
    Buddy Miles, American musician (d. 2008)
  • 1947
    Kiyoshi Takayama, Japanese yakuza boss
  • 1948
    Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian diplomat and politician
  • 1949
    Clem Clempson, English rock guitarist
  • 1950
    Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist
  • 1950
    Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer
  • 1951
    Michael Keaton, American actor
  • 1951
    Patti McGuire, American model and television producer
  • 1951
    Paul Breitner, German footballer
  • 1953
    Victor Davis Hanson, American historian
  • 1954
    Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive
  • 1954
    Richard Austin, West Indian cricketer
  • 1956
    Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings)
  • 1957
    Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete
  • 1960
    Candy Maldonado, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1961
    Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist
  • 1962
    Peter Wingfield, Welsh actor
  • 1963
    Jeff Brantley, American baseball player
  • 1963
    Jonathan Phillips, English actor
  • 1963
    Juan Alderete, American bassist (Racer X)
  • 1963
    Kristian Alfonso, American actress
  • 1963
    Taki Inoue, Japanese racing driver
  • 1964
    Amanda Ooms, Swedish actress
  • 1964
    Frank Farina, Australian footballer
  • 1964
    Ken Norman, American basketball player
  • 1964
    Kevin Saunderson American electronic music producer
  • 1965
    César Rincón, Colombian matador
  • 1965
    Chris Gore, American filmmaker
  • 1965
    Chris Morris, English satirist
  • 1965
    David Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • 1966
    Achero Mañas, Spanish actor and film director
  • 1966
    Milinko Pantić, Serbian footballer
  • 1966
    Terry Ellis, R&B singer
  • 1967
    India Hicks, English model
  • 1967
    Jane Sixsmith, English field hockey player
  • 1968
    Brad Wilk, American musician (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine)
  • 1968
    Dennis Scott, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Dweezil Zappa, American musician
  • 1969
    Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1969
    Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer
  • 1970
    Kim Hye-su, South Korean actress and model
  • 1970
    Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly)
  • 1970
    Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1971
    Adam Hollioake, England cricketer
  • 1972
    Guy Whittall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1972
    Shane Sewell, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Alexandra Kerry, daughter of American Senator John Kerry
  • 1973
    Paddy Considine, English actor
  • 1973
    Rose McGowan, Italian-born actress
  • 1974
    Rawl Lewis, West Indian cricketer
  • 1975
    George Boateng, Dutch footballer
  • 1975
    Jamie Spaniolo, American horrorcore rapper
  • 1975
    Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1975
    Randy Choate, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Rod Barajas, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Carice van Houten, Dutch actress
  • 1976
    Richard Marsland, Australian comedian/writer and radio personality
  • 1976
    Tatyana Gutsu, Ukrainian gymnast
  • 1977
    Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin)
  • 1977
    Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger
  • 1977
    Minoru Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1977
    Nazr Mohammed, American Basketball player
  • 1977
    Rosevelt Colvin, American football player
  • 1978
    Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1978
    Laura Bertram, Canadian actress
  • 1978
    Sylvester Joseph, West Indian cricketer
  • 1978
    Yu Nan, Chinese actress
  • 1978
    Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player
  • 1979
    George O'Callaghan, Irish footballer
  • 1979
    John Carew, Norwegian footballer
  • 1979
    Salvatore Mastronunzio, Italian footballer
  • 1979
    Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1979
    Stewart Holden, English scrabble player
  • 1980
    Franco Costanzo, Argentinian football goalkeeper
  • 1981
    AnnMarie, American pornographic actress
  • 1981
    Daniel Moreno, Spanish professional bicyclist
  • 1981
    Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player
  • 1981
    Nina Eichinger, German actress
  • 1982
    Alexandre Geijo, Spanish/Swiss footballer
  • 1982
    Sondre Lerche, Norwegian musician
  • 1983
    Antony Sweeney, Hartlepool United footballer
  • 1983
    Eugen Bopp, Ukrainian-German footballer
  • 1983
    Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1984
    Chris Anker Sørensen, Danish professional bicyclist
  • 1985
    Ryan Guy, American soccer player
  • 1986
    Colt McCoy, American football player
  • 1986
    Pragyan Ojha, Indian cricketer
  • 1987
    Pierre Casiraghi, Monegasque royal
  • 1987
    Silvestre Rasuk, American actor
  • 1988
    Denni Avdić, Swedish footballer
  • 1988
    Felipe Caicedo, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1988
    Nuri Şahin, Turkish footballer
  • 1989
    Ben Youngs, English rugby union Scrum-Half
  • 1989
    José Ángel Valdés, Spanish footballer
  • 1989
    Katerina Graham, American actress/singer/dancer
  • 1990
    Antonio Esposito, Italian footballer
  • 1990
    Franco Zuculini, Italian footballer
  • 1990
    Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater
  • 1991
    Skandar Keynes, English actor
  • 1993
    Gage Golightly, American actress
  • 1995
    Caroline Sunshine, American actress

Who Died On September 5?

  • 1165
    Emperor Nijo of Japan (b. 1143)
  • 1201
    Constance, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1161)
  • 1235
    Henry I, Duke of Brabant (b. 1165)
  • 1548
    Catherine Parr, Sixth wife of Henry VIII of England (b. c.1512)
  • 1607
    Pomponne de Bellièvre, chancellor of France (b. 1529)
  • 1629
    Domenico Allegri, Italian composer (b. c.1585)
  • 1734
    Nicolas Bernier, French musician and composer (b. 1664)
  • 1786
    Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)
  • 1803
    François Devienne, French composer (b. 1759)
  • 1803
    Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (b. 1741)
  • 1808
    John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)
  • 1836
    Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (b. 1790)
  • 1837
    James Ruse, pioneer Australian farmer (b. 1759)
  • 1838
    Charles Percier, French architect (b. 1764)
  • 1857
    Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)
  • 1876
    Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)
  • 1877
    Crazy Horse, Lakota (Sioux) chief (b. 1849)
  • 1898
    Sarah Edmonds, Canadian nurse, soldier, and spy (b. 1841)
  • 1901
    Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)
  • 1902
    Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician (b. 1821)
  • 1906
    Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (b. 1844)
  • 1912
    Arthur MacArthur, Jr., U.S. Army general (b. 1845)
  • 1914
    Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)
  • 1917
    Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (b. 1872)
  • 1920
    Robert Harron, American actor (b. 1893)
  • 1922
    Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)
  • 1926
    Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician (b. 1890)
  • 1930
    Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
  • 1931
    John Thomson, Scottish football player (b. 1909)
  • 1932
    Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • 1932
    Paul Bern, German-American film director (b. 1889)
  • 1934
    Sidney Myer, Russian-Australian businessman (b. 1878)
  • 1936
    Federico Borrell García, Spanish anarchist soldier during the Spanish Civil War (b. 1912)
  • 1936
    Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)
  • 1942
    François de Labouchère, French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Libération. (b. 1917)
  • 1945
    Clem Hill, Australian cricketer (b. 1877)
  • 1948
    Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
  • 1953
    Richard Walther Darré, Nazi politician (b. 1895)
  • 1954
    Eugen Schiffer, German politician (b. 1860)
  • 1955
    Haydn Bunton, Sr., Australian rules footballer (b. 1911)
  • 1965
    Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • 1966
    Dezső Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879)
  • 1970
    Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian race car driver (b. 1942)
  • 1972
    Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer (b. 1897)
  • 1973
    Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • 1975
    Georg Ots, Estonian singer (b. 1920)
  • 1977
    Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and Walloon militant (b. 1897)
  • 1979
    Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (b. 1884)
  • 1980
    Don Banks, Australian composer (b. 1923)
  • 1982
    Douglas Bader, RAF fighter pilot in World War II (b. 1910)
  • 1983
    Antonio Mairena, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1909)
  • 1984
    Adam Malik, Indonesian politician and diplomat (b. 1917)
  • 1984
    Jane Roberts, American psychic medium, writer
  • 1988
    Gert Fröbe, German actor (b. 1913)
  • 1989
    Philip Baxter, Australian chemical engineer, university vice-chancellor (b. 1905)
  • 1990
    Hugh Foot, Baron Caradon, British colonial administrator (b. 1907)
  • 1990
    Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1896)
  • 1992
    Fritz Leiber, American author (b. 1910)
  • 1993
    Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (b.1914)
  • 1994
    John Newman, assassinated Australian politician (b. 1946)
  • 1994
    Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1921)
  • 1997
    Georg Solti, Hungarian conductor (b. 1912)
  • 1997
    Mother Teresa, Albanian-born missionary and humanitarian, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1910)
  • 1998
    Ferdinand Biondi, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 1998
    Fernando Balzaretti, Mexican actor (b. 1946)
  • 1998
    Leo Penn, American film director (b. 1921)
  • 1998
    Verner Panton, Danish designer (b. 1926)
  • 1999
    Alan Clark, British politician and diarist (b. 1928)
  • 1999
    Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
  • 1999
    Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician (b. 1921)
  • 2000
    Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general (b. 1918)
  • 2000
    Roy Fredericks, West Indian cricketer (b. 1942)
  • 2001
    Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (b. 1914)
  • 2001
    Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian UN statistician (b. 1912)
  • 2002
    David Todd Wilkinson, American astronomer (b. 1935)
  • 2003
    Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-born singer (b. 1927)
  • 2005
    Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    D. James Kennedy, American televangelist (b. 1930)
  • 2007
    Jennifer Dunn, American politician (b. 1941)
  • 2007
    Nikos Nikolaidis, Greek film director and a writer (b. 1939)
  • 2007
    Paul Gillmor, American politician (b. 1939)
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