What happened on September 8? There are more than 359 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 8

September 8 In HistorySeptember 8 is the 252nd day of the year 2020. There are 114 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday. This day falls under the 37th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Meadow Valley, California 95956 sunrise occured at 06:39 AM and sunset occured at 07:23 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.

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Historical Events For September 8

  • 70
    Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem.
  • 1264
    The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
  • 1331
    Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
  • 1380
    Battle of Kulikovo – Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.
  • 1449
    Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
  • 1504
    Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.
  • 1514
    Battle of Orsha – in one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.
  • 1551
    The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
  • 1565
    The Knights of Malta lift the Turkish siege of Malta that began on May 18.
  • 1727
    A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
  • 1755
    French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.
  • 1756
    French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
  • 1761
    Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
  • 1793
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
  • 1796
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano – French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.
  • 1810
    The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor’s newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor’s men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.
  • 1831
    William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1860
    The Steamship Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass – on the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.
  • 1888
    In England the first six Football League matches are played.
  • 1888
    In London, the body of Jack the Ripper’s second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.
  • 1892
    The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
  • 1900
    Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
  • 1914
    World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.
  • 1921
    16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
  • 1923
    Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.
  • 1926
    Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
  • 1930
    3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
  • 1934
    Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 135 people.
  • 1935
    US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed “Kingfish”, is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building.
  • 1941
    World War II: Siege of Leningrad begins. German forces begin a siege against the Soviet Union’s second-largest city, Leningrad.
  • 1943
    World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati is bombed by USAAF.
  • 1943
    World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy.
  • 1944
    World War II: London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.
  • 1944
    World War II: Menton is liberated from Germany.
  • 1945
    Cold War: United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.
  • 1951
    Treaty of San Francisco: In San Francisco, California, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan in formal recognition of the end of the Pacific War.
  • 1952
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
  • 1954
    The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established.
  • 1959
    The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established.
  • 1960
    In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).
  • 1962
    Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 Evening Star.
  • 1962
    Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a constitution.
  • 1965
    Pakistan Navy raids Indian coasts without any resistance in Operation Dwarka, Pakistan celebrates Victory Day annually.
  • 1966
    The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1966
    The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.
  • 1967
    The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.
  • 1971
    In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
  • 1975
    Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline “I Am A Homosexual”. He is given a general discharge, which was later upgraded to honorable.
  • 1988
    Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
  • 1991
    The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.
  • 1994
    USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.
  • 2004
    NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.
  • 2005
    Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.

Who Were Born On September 8?

  • 801
    Ansgar, German Christian archbishop (d. 865)
  • 828
    Ali al-Hadi, Shia Imam (d. 868)
  • 1157
    King Richard I of England (d. 1199)
  • 1209
    King Sancho II of Portugal (d. 1248)
  • 1271
    Charles Martel of Anjou, son of Charles II of Naples (d. 1295)
  • 1380
    Saint Bernardino of Siena, Italian Franciscan missionary (d. 1444)
  • 1474
    Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (d. 1533)
  • 1515
    Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (d. 1585)
  • 1588
    Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (d. 1648)
  • 1611
    Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (d. 1671)
  • 1621
    Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, French general (d. 1686)
  • 1633
    Ferdinand IV of Germany (d. 1654)
  • 1672
    Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (d. 1703)
  • 1698
    François Francoeur, French composer and violinist (d. 1787)
  • 1742
    Ozias Humphrey, English artist (d. 1810)
  • 1749
    Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)
  • 1749
    Marie-Louise, princesse de Lamballe, Italian-born French aristocrat (d. 1792)
  • 1750
    Tanikaze Kajinosuke, Jamapese sumo wrestler, the 4th Yokozuna (d. 1795)
  • 1767
    August von Schlegel, German poet (d. 1845)
  • 1774
    Anne Catherine Emmerich, Roman Catholic mystic, stigmatic, visionary (d. 1824)
  • 1779
    Mustafa IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1808)
  • 1783
    Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (d. 1872)
  • 1804
    Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)
  • 1814
    Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (d. 1874)
  • 1815
    Giuseppina Strepponi, Italian operatic soprano, 2nd wife of Giuseppe Verdi (d. 1897)
  • 1824
    Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (d. 1908)
  • 1828
    Clarence Cook, American writer and art critic (d. 1900)
  • 1828
    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, American Civil War soldier (d. 1914)
  • 1830
    Frédéric Mistral, French poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
  • 1831
    Wilhelm Raabe, German novelist (d. 1910)
  • 1841
    Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (d. 1904)
  • 1841
    Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of James A. Garfield (d. 1882)
  • 1846
    Catchick Paul Chater, Hong Kong businessman(d. 1926)
  • 1851
    John Jenkins, American-born Premier of South Australia (d. 1923)
  • 1852
    Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (d. 1919)
  • 1857
    Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1873
    Alfred Jarry, French playwright (d. 1907)
  • 1873
    David O. McKay, ninth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1970)
  • 1881
    Harry Hillman, American athlete (d. 1945)
  • 1884
    Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1921)
  • 1886
    Ninon Vallin, French operatic soprano (d. 1961)
  • 1886
    Siegfried Sassoon, English poet (d. 1967)
  • 1887
    George, Crown Prince of Serbia (d. 1972)
  • 1889
    Robert Alphonso Taft, American politician (d. 1953)
  • 1894
    John Samuel Bourque, Quebec politician (d. 1974)
  • 1894
    Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and critic (d. 1947)
  • 1895
    Sara García, Mexican actress (d. 1980)
  • 1896
    Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist (d. 1983)
  • 1897
    Jimmie Rodgers, American singer and composer (d. 1933)
  • 1900
    Claude Pepper, American politician (d. 1989)
  • 1900
    Tilly Devine, Australian crime figure and madam (d. 1970)
  • 1901
    Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, South African politician (d. 1966)
  • 1903
    Jane Arbor, British writer (d. 1994)
  • 1904
    Tzavalas Karousos, Greek actor (d. 1969)
  • 1905
    Henry Wilcoxon, British film actor (d. 1984)
  • 1905
    Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (d. 2010)
  • 1906
    Andrei Kirilenko, Soviet statesman and Party activist (d. 1990)
  • 1907
    William Wentworth, Australian politician (d. 2003)
  • 1910
    Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor and director (d. 1994)
  • 1914
    Demetrios I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1991)
  • 1914
    Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (d. 2001)
  • 1915
    Frank Cady, American actor
  • 1915
    Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (d. 1992)
  • 1917
    Jan Sedivka, Czech-Australian violinist (d. 2009)
  • 1918
    Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1919
    Gianni Brera, Italian journalist and writer (d. 1992)
  • 1921
    Harry Secombe, Welsh entertainer (d. 2001)
  • 1922
    Lyndon LaRouche, American politician
  • 1922
    Sid Caesar, American comedian
  • 1923
    Rasul Gamzatov, Avar poet (d. 2003)
  • 1924
    Grace Metalious, American novelist (d. 1964)
  • 1924
    Jean-Paul Cloutier, Quebec politician
  • 1924
    Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec politician
  • 1924
    Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (d. 2005)
  • 1925
    Jacqueline Ceballos, American feminist and activist
  • 1925
    Peter Sellers, English actor (d. 1980)
  • 1927
    Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1929
    Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor
  • 1929
    Roger Byrne, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1930
    Mario Adorf, Swiss-born German actor
  • 1930
    Nguyen Cao Ky, South Vietnamese politician (d. 2011)
  • 1930
    Robert W. Firestone, American clinical psychologist, author and visual artist.
  • 1931
    John Garrett, British politician (d. 2007)
  • 1932
    Patsy Cline, American singer (d. 1963)
  • 1933
    Asha Bhosle, Indian singer
  • 1933
    Eric Salzman, American composer
  • 1933
    Michael Frayn, British playwright
  • 1933
    Paul M. Fleiss, American pediatrician; father of Heidi Fleiss
  • 1934
    Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer
  • 1934
    Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician
  • 1937
    Barbara Frum, Canadian news anchor (d. 1992)
  • 1938
    Kenichi Horie, Japanese adventurer
  • 1938
    Sam Nunn, American politician
  • 1939
    Carsten Keller, German field hockey player
  • 1939
    Guitar Shorty, American musician
  • 1940
    Jack Prelutsky, American author
  • 1940
    Quentin L. Cook, LDS apostle
  • 1941
    Bernie Sanders, American politician
  • 1942
    Brian Cole, American musician (The Association) (d. 1972)
  • 1943
    Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician
  • 1944
    Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer
  • 1945
    Jon Scieszka, American author
  • 1945
    Rogie Vachon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1945
    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, American musician (Grateful Dead) (d. 1973)
  • 1946
    L. C. Greenwood, American football player
  • 1946
    Ronnie Burns, Australian rock singer and guitarist
  • 1947
    Ann Beattie, American writer
  • 1947
    Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (d. 2000)
  • 1947
    Halldor Asgrimsson, former Prime Minister of Iceland
  • 1947
    Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist
  • 1948
    Great Kabuki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1948
    Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
  • 1950
    Mike Simpson, American politician
  • 1950
    Zachary Richard, American singer and songwriter
  • 1951
    Dezső Ránki, Hungarian pianist
  • 1951
    Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
  • 1951
    Tim (d. 1996) and Tom Gullikson, American tennis player brothers
  • 1953
    Pascal Greggory, French actor
  • 1954
    Anne Diamond, English television presenter
  • 1954
    Giorgos Toussas, Greek politician
  • 1954
    Mark Foley, American politician
  • 1954
    Mark Lindsay Chapman, English film and television actor
  • 1954
    Michael Shermer, American science writer
  • 1955
    Julian Richings, English-born Canadian actor
  • 1955
    Terry Tempest Williams, American author and environmentalist
  • 1956
    Frank Tovey, British musician (d. 2002)
  • 1956
    Maurice Cheeks, American basketball player and coach
  • 1956
    Mick Brown, American drummer (Dokken)
  • 1956
    Stefan Johansson, Swedish Formula One driver
  • 1957
    Heather Thomas, American actress
  • 1958
    Michael Lardie, American musician
  • 1958
    Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor
  • 1959
    Carmen Campagne, Canadian singer and children’s entertainer
  • 1959
    Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
  • 1960
    Aguri Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1960
    Aimee Mann, American musician
  • 1960
    David Steele, English musician
  • 1960
    Stefano Casiraghi, Italian businessman; husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco (d. 1990)
  • 1961
    Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist
  • 1962
    Christopher Klim, American novelist
  • 1962
    Jay Ziskrout, American punk bassist ex-Bad Religion
  • 1962
    Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player
  • 1962
    Thomas Kretschmann, German actor
  • 1963
    Alexandros Alexiou, Greek footballer
  • 1963
    Brad Silberling, American television and film director
  • 1963
    Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
  • 1964
    Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1964
    Michael Johns, American business executive
  • 1964
    Scott Levy, American professional wrestler
  • 1965
    Darlene Zschech, Australian Christian Singer
  • 1966
    Carola, Swedish singer
  • 1966
    Peter Furler, Australian musician (Newsboys)
  • 1967
    Kimberly Peirce, American film director
  • 1968
    Ray Wilson, Scottish musician
  • 1969
    Chris Powell, English footballer
  • 1969
    Gary Speed, Welsh footballer
  • 1969
    Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1969
    Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1970
    Andy Ward, Irish rugby player
  • 1970
    Brad Cain, American professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Latrell Sprewell, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Neko Case, American musician
  • 1970
    Paul DiPietro, Canadian-born Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Yuji Nishizawa, Japanese hijacker
  • 1971
    Brooke Burke, American model
  • 1971
    Daniel Petrov, Bulgarian boxer
  • 1971
    David Arquette, American actor
  • 1971
    Dustin O'Halloran, American pianist and composer
  • 1971
    Khalid Gonçalves, American actor
  • 1971
    Lachlan Murdoch, Australian media executive
  • 1971
    Martin Freeman, English actor
  • 1971
    Pierre Sévigny, French-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972
    Giovanni Frezza, Italian actor
  • 1972
    Lisa Kennedy, American television personality
  • 1972
    Markus Babbel, German footballer
  • 1972
    Os du Randt, South African rugby player
  • 1972
    Phil Laak, Irish-born American professional poker player
  • 1972
    Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor
  • 1973
    Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • 1973
    Troy Sanders, American bassist Mastodon
  • 1974
    Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer
  • 1974
    Marios Agathokleous, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1974
    Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-born American documentarian
  • 1975
    Chris Latham, Australian rugby player
  • 1975
    Elena Likhovtseva, Russian tennis player
  • 1975
    Larenz Tate, American actor
  • 1975
    Lee Eul-Yong, South Korean footballer
  • 1975
    Richard Hughes, English musician (Keane)
  • 1976
    Brendan Kelly, American musician (The Lawrence Arms)
  • 1976
    Gerald Drummond and Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballers
  • 1976
    Sarah Kucserka, American screenwriter
  • 1976
    Sjeng Schalken, Dutch tennis player
  • 1977
    Jay McKee, Canadian hockey player
  • 1977
    Nate Corddry, American actor
  • 1978
    Angela Rawlings, Canadian-American author and performer
  • 1978
    Emanuele Ferraro, Italian footballer
  • 1978
    Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer
  • 1978
    Gil Meche, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Pink, American singer
  • 1980
    Slim Thug, American rapper
  • 1980
    Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer
  • 1981
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
  • 1981
    Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1982
    Travis Daniels, American football player
  • 1983
    Chris Judd, Australian rules footballer
  • 1983
    Diego Benaglio, Swiss footballer
  • 1983
    Lewis Roberts-Thompson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1983
    Wali Lundy, American football player
  • 1983
    Will Blalock, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Bobby Parnell, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Peter Whittingham, English footballer
  • 1984
    Tiago Treichel, Brazilian footballer
  • 1984
    Vitaly Petrov, Russian racing driver
  • 1985
    Yendi Phillips, Jamaican beauty pageant contestant
  • 1986
    João Moutinho, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986
    Matt Grothe, American football player
  • 1987
    Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier
  • 1987
    Danielle Frenkel, Israeli high jumper
  • 1987
    Wiz Khalifa, American hip-hop artist
  • 1988
    Arrelious Benn, American football player
  • 1988
    Caitlin Hill, Australian internet personality
  • 1988
    Chantal Jones, American fashion model
  • 1988
    Gustav Schäfer, German drummer (Tokio Hotel)
  • 1989
    Avicii (also known as Tim Berg), Swedish DJ and Producer
  • 1989
    Gylfi Sigurdsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1990
    Matt Barkley, American football player
  • 1996
    Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress
  • 1997
    Kimberlea Berg, English actress

Who Died On September 8?

  • 394
    Arbogast, Frankish general
  • 701
    Pope Sergius I
  • 780
    Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine Emperor (b. 750)
  • 1100
    Antipope Clement III (b. c.1029)
  • 1134
    King Alfonso I of Aragon and Navarre (b. c.1073)
  • 1397
    Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester (b. 1355)
  • 1425
    King Charles III of Navarre (b. 1361)
  • 1539
    John Stokesley, English churchman
  • 1560
    Amy Robsart, English noblewoman (b. 1532)
  • 1601
    John Shakespeare, father of William Shakespeare (b. 1530)
  • 1603
    George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, English politician (b. 1547)
  • 1613
    Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer (b. 1566)
  • 1637
    Robert Fludd, English mystic (b. 1574)
  • 1644
    Francis Quarles, English poet (b. 1592)
  • 1644
    John Coke, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1645
    Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (b. 1580)
  • 1656
    Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (b. 1574)
  • 1675
    Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, countess of Solms-Braunfels (b. 1602)
  • 1682
    Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (b. 1606)
  • 1721
    Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1686)
  • 1739
    Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (b. 1668)
  • 1755
    Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (b. 1715)
  • 1761
    Bernard Forest de Bélidor, French engineer (b. 1698)
  • 1780
    Enoch Poor, American Continental Army general (b. 1736)
  • 1784
    Ann Lee, American religious leader (b. 1736)
  • 1811
    Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist (b. 1741)
  • 1831
    John Aitken, Scottish-born music publisher (b. 1745)
  • 1853
    Frédéric Ozanam, founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (b. 1813)
  • 1882
    Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (b. 1809)
  • 1888
    Annie Chapman, widely believed to be the second victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1841)
  • 1894
    Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician (b. 1821)
  • 1909
    Vere St. Leger Goold, Irish tennis player and murderer, who suicided on Devil’s Island (b. 1853)
  • 1916
    Friedrich Baumfelder, German composer, conductor, and pianist (b. 1836)
  • 1933
    King Faisal I of Iraq (b. 1883)
  • 1935
    Carl Weiss, American doctor, assassin of Huey Long (b. 1906)
  • 1943
    Julius Fučík, Czech journalist (executed) (b. 1903)
  • 1944
    Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (b.1881)
  • 1948
    Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)
  • 1949
    Richard Strauss, German composer (b. 1864)
  • 1954
    André Derain, French artist, sculptor (b. 1880)
  • 1965
    Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1965
    Hermann Staudinger, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
  • 1969
    Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (b. 1868)
  • 1969
    Bud Collyer, American television game show host (b. 1908)
  • 1970
    Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)
  • 1974
    Wolfgang Windgassen, German operatic tenor (b. 1914)
  • 1977
    Zero Mostel, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 1980
    Willard Libby, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
  • 1981
    Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
  • 1981
    Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
  • 1983
    Antonin Magne, French cyclist (b. 1904)
  • 1985
    John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)
  • 1991
    Alex North, American composer (b. 1910)
  • 1991
    Brad Davis, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 1995
    Erich Kunz, Austrian operatic bass-baritone (b. 1909)
  • 1999
    Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)
  • 2001
    Bill Ricker, Canadian founder of fisheries science (b. 1908)
  • 2002
    Laurie Williams, West Indian cricketer (b. 1968)
  • 2002
    Rulon Jeffs, American religious leader (b. 1909)
  • 2003
    Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian voice actress (b. 1986)
  • 2003
    Leni Riefenstahl, German film director (b. 1902)
  • 2004
    Frank Thomas, American animator (b. 1913)
  • 2005
    Donald Horne, Australian journalist, social critic (b. 1921)
  • 2005
    Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)
  • 2006
    Erk Russell, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    Frank Middlemass, actor (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver (b. 1945)
  • 2007
    Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    Vincent Serventy, Australian ornithologist and conservationist (b. 1916)
  • 2008
    Ahn Jae-hwan, South Korean actor (b. 1972)
  • 2008
    Evan Tanner, UFC Champion (b. 1971)
  • 2008
    Ralph Plaisted, American polar explorer, member of a team that made the first confirmed surface conquest of the North Pole (b. 1927)
  • 2009
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    Mike Bongiorno, Italian television host (b. 1924)
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    Ray Barrett, Australian film and television actor (b. 1927)

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