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September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

  • 46 BC – Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.
  • 715 – Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
  • 1087 – William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.
  • 1212 – Golden Bull of Sicily is issued to confirm the hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty.
  • 1345 – Friso-Hollandic Wars: Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle of Warns.
  • 1371 – Serbian–Turkish wars: The forces of the Ottoman sultan Murad I's lieutenant Lala Şahin Pasha and the Serbian army under the command of Vukašin Mrnjavčević and Jovan Uglješa clash at the Battle of Maritsa.
  • 1493 – Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Catholic Monarchs, extending the grant of new lands he made them in Inter caetera
  • 1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
  • 1687 – The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.
  • 1687 – The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
  • 1777 – American Revolution: British troops occupy Philadelphia.
  • 1786 – Protestors shut down the court in Springfield, Massachusetts in a military standoff that begins Shays' Rebellion.
  • 1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General.
  • 1792 – Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
  • 1810 – A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
  • 1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
  • 1907 – New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
  • 1908 – the Norwegian football club SK Brann was founded.
  • 1910 – Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and exiled.
  • 1914 – The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
  • 1917 – World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
  • 1918 – World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.
  • 1923 – Gustav Stresemann resumes the Weimar Republic's payment of reparations.
  • 1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don’t shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.
  • 1933 – Ten convicts escape from the Indiana State Prison with guns smuggled into the prison by bank robber John Dillinger
  • 1934 – Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
  • 1942 – The Holocaust: August Frank, a higher official of the SS concentration camp administration department, issues a memorandum containing a great deal of operational detail in how Jews should be "evacuated".
  • 1944 – World War II: Operation Market Garden fails.
  • 1944 – World War II: On the central front of the Gothic Line Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting.
  • 1950 – United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.
  • 1950 – Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1954 – Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172.
  • 1959 – Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.
  • 1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
  • 1960 – Fidel Castro announces Cuba's support for the U.S.S.R.
  • 1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.
  • 1970 – The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (709.92 km).
  • 1971 – The Freetown Christiania was founded.
  • 1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
  • 1975 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens at the USA Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 – At the Oktoberfest terror attack in Munich 13 people died and 211 were injured.
  • 1981 – Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
  • 1983 – Soviet nuclear false alarm incident, military officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
  • 1984 – The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong
  • 1997 – A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234.
  • 1997 – An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
  • 2000 – Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • 2000 – The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.
  • 2002 – The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Le Joola capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000.
  • 2008 – Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
  • 2009 – Typhoon Ketsana hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
  • 2009 – Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove and three Afghan colleagues were kidnapped by members of the Taliban in the Kunar Province of eastern Afghanistan.
  • 2014 – Ayotzinapa mass kidnapping

Births

  • 1329 – Anne of Bavaria (d. 1353)
  • 1711 – Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1779)
  • 1750 – Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, English admiral (d. 1810)
  • 1758 – Cosme Argerich, Argentinian physician (d. 1820)
  • 1767 – Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1835)
  • 1774 – Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (d. 1845)
  • 1791 – Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer (d. 1824)
  • 1792 – William Hobson, Irish-New Zealand explorer and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (d. 1842)
  • 1820 – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Indian philosopher, painter, and academic (d. 1891)
  • 1840 – Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (d. 1923)
  • 1843 – Joseph Furphy, Australian author and poet (d. 1912)
  • 1848 – Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1931)
  • 1849 – Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
  • 1865 – Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford (d. 1937)
  • 1867 – Winsor McCay, American illustrator and animator (d. 1934)
  • 1869 – Komitas, Armenian-French priest and composer (d. 1935)
  • 1870 – Christian X of Denmark (d. 1947)
  • 1872 – Max Ehrmann, American poet and lawyer (d. 1945)
  • 1873 – Wacław Berent, Polish author and translator (d. 1940)
  • 1873 – Alexey Shchusev, Russian architect, designed Lenin's Mausoleum (d. 1949)
  • 1874 – Lewis Hine, American photographer and activist (d. 1940)
  • 1875 – Edmund Gwenn, English-American actor and singer (d. 1959)
  • 1876 – Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and author (d. 1957)
  • 1876 – Philip Kassel, American gymnast (d. 1959)
  • 1876 – Ghulam Bhik Nairang, Indian poet, lawyer, and politician (d. 1952)
  • 1877 – Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist and academic (d. 1963)
  • 1877 – Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1962)
  • 1878 – Walter Steinbeck, German actor (d. 1942)
  • 1881 – Hiram Wesley Evans, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1966)
  • 1884 – Jack Bickell, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1951)
  • 1886 – Archibald Hill, English physiologist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)
  • 1887 – Edwin Keppel Bennett, English author and poet (d. 1958)
  • 1887 – Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (d. 1967)
  • 1887 – Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb (d. 1979)
  • 1888 – J. Frank Dobie, American journalist and author (d. 1964)
  • 1888 – T. S. Eliot, American-English publisher, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1889 – Gordon Brewster, Irish cartoonist (d. 1946)
  • 1889 – Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (d. 1976)
  • 1890 – Jack Tresadern, English footballer and manager (d. 1959)
  • 1891 – Charles Münch, French violinist and conductor (d. 1968)
  • 1892 – Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1893 – Gladys Brockwell, American actress (d. 1929)
  • 1895 – Jürgen Stroop, German SS officer (d. 1952)
  • 1897 – Pope Paul VI (d. 1978)
  • 1897 – Arthur Rhys-Davids, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1898 – George Gershwin, American pianist and composer (d. 1937)
  • 1900 – Suzanne Belperron, French jewelry designer (d. 1983)
  • 1901 – George Raft, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1980)
  • 1905 – Millito Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2011)
  • 1905 – Karl Rappan, Austrian footballer and coach (d. 1996)
  • 1907 – Anthony Blunt, English historian and spy (d. 1983)
  • 1907 – Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)
  • 1909 – Bill France, Sr., American race car driver, founded NASCAR (d. 1992)
  • 1909 – A. P. Hamann, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1977)
  • 1911 – Al Helfer, American sportscaster (d. 1975)
  • 1913 – Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • 1913 – Dorothy Sloop, American jazz musician (d. 1998)
  • 1914 – Achille Compagnoni, Italian skier and mountaineer (d. 2009)
  • 1914 – Jack LaLanne, American fitness expert (d. 2011)
  • 1917 – Réal Caouette, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1976)
  • 1917 – Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese-French philosopher and theorist (d. 1993)
  • 1918 – Eric Morley, English TV host and and the founder of the Miss World pageant (d. 2000)
  • 1918 – John Rankine, Welsh author (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – John Zacherle, American television host, voice actor, and singer
  • 1919 – Barbara Britton, American actress (d. 1980)
  • 1919 – Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and author (d. 2012)
  • 1922 – Takis Miliadis, Greek actor (d. 1985)
  • 1922 – Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1923 – Hugh Griffiths, Baron Griffiths, English cricketer, lawyer, and judge (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – James Hennessy, English businessman and diplomat
  • 1925 – Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Marty Robbins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and race car driver (d. 1982)
  • 1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)
  • 1926 – Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian philologist and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1927 – Robert Cade, American physician and educator, co-invented Gatorade (d. 2007)
  • 1927 – Patrick O'Neal, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1927 – Enzo Bearzot, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor
  • 1928 – Wilford White, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Philip Bosco, American actor
  • 1930 – Joe Brown, English mountaineer and author
  • 1930 – Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor and actor (d. 1966)
  • 1931 – Kenneth Parnell, American sex offender (d. 2008)
  • 1932 – Richard Herd, American actor
  • 1932 – Manmohan Singh, Indian economist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of India
  • 1932 – Donna Douglas, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1932 – Joyce Jameson, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1932 – Vladimir Voinovich, Russian author and poet
  • 1934 – Neil Coles, English golfer and architect
  • 1935 – Lou Myers, American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Joe Sherlock, Irish politician (d. 2007)
  • 1936 – Leroy Drumm, American songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1936 – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African academic and politician
  • 1937 – Valentin Pavlov, Russian banker and politician, 11th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2003)
  • 1937 – Jerry Weintraub, American film producer and talent agent (d. 2015)
  • 1938 – Lucette Aldous, New Zealand-Australian ballerina and educator
  • 1938 – Lars-Jacob Krogh, Norwegian journalist (d. 2010)
  • 1939 – Ricky Tomlinson, English actor and screenwriter
  • 1941 – Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
  • 1941 – Martine Beswick, Jamaican-English model and actress
  • 1942 – Kent McCord, American actor
  • 1943 – Ian Chappell, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1943 – Tim Schenken, Australian race car driver
  • 1944 – Jan Brewer, American politician, 22nd Governor of Arizona
  • 1944 – Keith O'Nions, English geologist and academic
  • 1944 – Anne Robinson, English journalist and game show host
  • 1945 – Louise Beaudoin, Canadian academic and politician
  • 1945 – Gal Costa, Brazilian singer and actress
  • 1945 – Bryan Ferry, English singer-songwriter (The Bryan Ferry Orchestra and Roxy Music)
  • 1946 – Andrea Dworkin, American activist and author (d. 2005)
  • 1946 – John MacLachlan Gray, Canadian actor, playwright, and composer
  • 1946 – Togo Igawa, Japanese actor
  • 1946 – Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • 1946 – Louise Simonson, American author
  • 1946 – Christine Todd Whitman, American politician, 50th Governor of New Jersey
  • 1947 – Lynn Anderson, American singer and actress (d. 2015)
  • 1947 – Philippe Lavil, French singer and actor
  • 1948 – Olivia Newton-John, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1948 – John Foxx, English singer-songwriter, photographer, guitarist, keyboard player, and educator (Ultravox, Tiger Lily, and John Foxx and the Maths)
  • 1949 – Clodoaldo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1949 – Wendy Saddington, Australian singer (Chain and James Taylor Move) (d. 2013)
  • 1949 – Jane Smiley, American author
  • 1949 – Marie Tifo, Canadian actress
  • 1949 – Minette Walters, English author
  • 1951 – Ronald DeFeo, Jr., American murderer
  • 1951 – Stuart Tosh, Scottish singer-songwriter and drummer (10cc and Pilot)
  • 1952 – Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor and singer
  • 1953 – Joe Benigno, American radio host
  • 1953 – Dolores Keane, Irish singer and actress (De Dannan)
  • 1953 – Douglas A. Melton, Biologist
  • 1953 – Paul Stephenson, English police officer
  • 1954 – Craig Chaquico, American guitarist (Jefferson Starship)
  • 1954 – Kevin Kennedy, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1955 – Carlene Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1956 – Steve Butler, American race car driver
  • 1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress
  • 1957 – Klaus Augenthaler, German footballer and manager
  • 1957 – Michael Dweck, American visual artist and filmmaker
  • 1958 – Darby Crash, American singer-songwriter (Germs and Darby Crash Band) (d. 1980)
  • 1958 – Robert Kagan, Greek-American historian and author
  • 1958 – Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American sailor and politician
  • 1958 – Rudi Cerne, German figure skater and journalist
  • 1959 – Rich Gedman, American baseball player and coach
  • 1959 – Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (d. 2007)
  • 1960 – Uwe Bein, German footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Jouke de Vries, Dutch academic and politician
  • 1961 – Charlotte Fich, Danish actress
  • 1961 – Marianne Mikko, Estonian journalist and politician
  • 1961 – Oliver Peyton, Irish businessman
  • 1961 – Will Self, English journalist and author
  • 1962 – Jacky Wu, Taiwanese singer, TV host and actor
  • 1962 – Melissa Sue Anderson, American-Canadian actress
  • 1962 – Peter Foster, Australian criminal
  • 1962 – Mark Haddon, English author and poet
  • 1962 – Lawrence Leritz, American actor, singer, and dancer
  • 1962 – Al Pitrelli, American guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Asia)
  • 1963 – Lysette Anthony, English actress and producer
  • 1963 – Joe Nemechek, American race car driver
  • 1964 – Nicki French, English singer and dancer
  • 1964 – Dave Martinez, American baseball player and coach
  • 1964 – John Tempesta, American drummer (White Zombie, Helmet, Testament, The Cult, and Scum of the Earth)
  • 1965 – Cindy Herron, American singer and actress (En Vogue)
  • 1965 – Alexandra Lencastre, Portuguese actress
  • 1965 – Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian businessman and politician, 5th President of Ukraine
  • 1966 – Dean Butterworth, English-American drummer (Good Charlotte and Sugar Ray)
  • 1966 – Christos Dantis, Greek singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1966 – Craig Heyward, American football player (d. 2006)
  • 1966 – Jillian Reynolds, Canadian actress and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Bruno Akrapović, Bosnian footballer
  • 1967 – Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blind Melon) (d. 1995)
  • 1968 – Jim Caviezel, American actor
  • 1968 – Tricia O'Kelley, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Ben Shenkman, American actor
  • 1969 – Anthony Kavanagh, Canadian comedian, actor, and singer
  • 1969 – Andy Petterson, Australian footballer
  • 1969 – David Slade, English director and producer
  • 1969 – Holger Stanislawski, German footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Paul Warhurst, English footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress and fashion designer
  • 1970 – David Parland, Swedish guitarist (Dark Funeral, War, Necrophobic, and Infernal) (d. 2013)
  • 1972 – Ras Kass, American rapper, producer, and actor (The Hrsmn)
  • 1972 – Melanie Paxson, American actress
  • 1972 – Shawn Stockman, American singer and actor (Boyz II Men)
  • 1973 – Marty Casey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lovehammers)
  • 1973 – Julienne Davis, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Mizuki Sano, Japanese actor
  • 1973 – Chris Small, Scottish snooker player
  • 1973 – Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper
  • 1974 – Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
  • 1974 – Gary Hall, Jr., American swimmer
  • 1974 – Martin Müürsepp, Estonian basketball player and coach
  • 1975 – Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer and violinist (Garmarna and Triakel)
  • 1975 – Jake Paltrow, American director and screenwriter
  • 1975 – Chiara Schoras, German actress
  • 1976 – Michael Ballack, German footballer
  • 1976 – Tyler Denk, American model and actor
  • 1976 – Sami Vänskä, Finnish bass player (Nightwish and Nattvindens Gråt)
  • 1977 – Kaylynn, American porn actress
  • 1978 – Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan runner
  • 1979 – Jon Harley, English footballer
  • 1979 – Simon Kirch, German sprinter
  • 1979 – Naomichi Marufuji, Japanese wrestler
  • 1979 – Fuifui Moimoi, Tongan-New Zealand rugby player
  • 1979 – Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast
  • 1979 – Taavi Rõivas, Estonian politician, 16th Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 1979 – Jacob Tierney, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1980 – Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver
  • 1980 – Brooks Orpik, American ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Aras Baskauskas, American reality show contestant, winner of Survivor: Panama
  • 1981 – Yao Beina, Chinese singer (d. 2015)
  • 1981 – Christina Milian, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1981 – Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
  • 1981 – Collien Ulmen-Fernandes, German actress
  • 1981 – Serena Williams, American tennis player
  • 1982 – Rob Burrow, English rugby player
  • 1982 – Simon Picone, Italian rugby player
  • 1982 – Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentinian footballer
  • 1982 – Jon Richardson, English comedian and radio host
  • 1983 – Samantha Hammel, American actress, singer, and producer
  • 1983 – D'Qwell Jackson, American football player
  • 1983 – Archimede Morleo, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer
  • 1984 – Thore Schölermann, German actor
  • 1984 – Nev Schulman, American photographer, television host, and producer
  • 1985 – Rina Akiyama, Japanese actress and model
  • 1985 – Lenna Kuurmaa, Estonian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Vanilla Ninja)
  • 1985 – Talulah Riley, English actress
  • 1986 – Ashley Leggat, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1986 – Rebecca Lim, Singaporean actress
  • 1987 – Rosanna Munter, Swedish singer-songwriter and actress (Play)
  • 1988 – James Blake, English singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater
  • 1988 – Marina Kuroki, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1988 – Mark Simpson, English clarinet player
  • 1989 – Nesma Mahgoub, Egyptian singer
  • 1989 – Emma Rigby, English actress
  • 1989 – Chinami Suzuki, Japanese model, television presenter, and actress
  • 1990 – Pavel Avdeyev, Russian footballer
  • 1991 – Alma Jodorowsky, French model, actress, and singer
  • 1991 – Dan Preston, English footballer
  • 1994 – Lucas Gafarot, Spanish footballer
  • 1995 – Miloš Veljković, Serbian footballer
  • 2000 – Princess Salma bint Abdullah of Jordan

Deaths

  • 1417 – Francesco Zabarella, Italian cardinal (b. 1360)
  • 1425 – Sophia of Bavaria, Queen of Bohemia (b. 1376)
  • 1468 – Juan de Torquemada, Spanish cardinal (b. 1388)
  • 1501 – Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright (b. 1461)
  • 1620 – Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
  • 1623 – Charles Grey, 7th Earl of Kent, English peer (b. 1540s)
  • 1626 – Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese daimyo (b. 1554)
  • 1716 – Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)
  • 1764 – Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (b. 1676)
  • 1800 – William Billings, American composer (b. 1746)
  • 1802 – Jurij Vega, Slovene mathematician, physicist and artillery officer (b. 1754)
  • 1820 – Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (b. 1734)
  • 1868 – August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
  • 1877 – Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)
  • 1902 – Levi Strauss, German-American businessman, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (b. 1829)
  • 1904 – Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese author (b. 1850)
  • 1904 – John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1848)
  • 1908 – Samuel Duvall, American archer (b. 1836)
  • 1935 – Andy Adams, American author (b. 1859)
  • 1935 – Iván Persa, Slovene-Hungarian priest and author (b. 1861)
  • 1937 – Bessie Smith, American singer and actress (b. 1894)
  • 1945 – Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1881)
  • 1946 – William Strunk, Jr., American author and educator (b. 1869)
  • 1947 – Hugh Lofting, English-American author and poet (b. 1886)
  • 1951 – Hans Cloos, German geologist and academic (b. 1885)
  • 1952 – George Ducker, Canadian soccer player (b. 1871)
  • 1952 – George Santayana, Spanish-American philosopher and author (b. 1863)
  • 1953 – Xu Beihong, Chinese painter and educator (b. 1895)
  • 1954 – Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
  • 1957 – Arthur Powell Davies, American minister and author (b. 1902)
  • 1959 – Leslie Morshead, Australian general (b. 1889)
  • 1959 – Teodor Ussisoo, Estonian furniture designer and educator (b. 1878)
  • 1963 – Otto Christman, Canadian soccer player (b. 1880)
  • 1965 – James Fitzmaurice, Irish soldier and pilot (b. 1898)
  • 1968 – Ben Shlomo Lipman-Heilprin, Polish-Israeli neurologist and physician (b. 1902)
  • 1968 – Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Quebec (b. 1915)
  • 1968 – Władysław Kędra, Polish pianist (b. 1918)
  • 1972 – Charles Correll, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1890)
  • 1973 – Samuel Flagg Bemis, American historian and author (b. 1891)
  • 1973 – Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1923)
  • 1973 – Anna Magnani, Italian actress and singer (b. 1908)
  • 1976 – Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1977 – Uday Shankar, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1900)
  • 1978 – Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1979 – Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1982 – Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (b. 1902)
  • 1983 – Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (b. 1907)
  • 1984 – Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
  • 1984 – John Facenda, American sportscaster (b. 1913)
  • 1987 – Ramang, Indonesian footballer and manager (b. 1928)
  • 1987 – Herbert Tichy, Austrian geologist, journalist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)
  • 1988 – Branko Zebec, Croatian football player and coach (b. 1929)
  • 1989 – Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1920)
  • 1990 – Alberto Moravia, Italian author and critic (b. 1907)
  • 1991 – Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (The Hilltoppers) (b. 1919)
  • 1995 – Kalju Pitksaar, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
  • 1996 – Nicu Ceaușescu, Romanian politician (b. 1951)
  • 1998 – Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 1999 – Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 1999 – Bernadette O'Farrell, Irish-Monacan actress (b. 1924)
  • 2000 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2000 – Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
  • 2003 – Shawn Lane, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Black Oak Arkansas) (b. 1963)
  • 2003 – Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (The Power Station and Vinegar Joe) (b. 1949)
  • 2004 – Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder, model, and wrestler (b. 1969)
  • 2005 – Helen Cresswell, English author and screenwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2006 – Byron Nelson, American golfer and coach (b. 1912)
  • 2006 – Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American typist and broadcaster (b. 1916)
  • 2007 – Bill Wirtz, American businessman (b. 1929)
  • 2008 – Marc Moulin, Belgian keyboard player, producer, and journalist (Aksak Maboul and Telex) (b. 1942)
  • 2008 – Paul Newman, American actor, director, producer, and businessman, co-founded Newman's Own (b. 1925)
  • 2010 – Terry Newton, English rugby player (b. 1978)
  • 2010 – Gloria Stuart, American actress and singer (b. 1910)
  • 2011 – Bob Cassilly, American sculptor, founded the City Museum (b. 1949)
  • 2012 – M'el Dowd, American actress and singer (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Sylvia Fedoruk, Canadian physicist and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Johnny Lewis, American actor (b. 1983)
  • 2012 – Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Azizan Abdul Razak, Malaysian politician, 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Seánie Duggan, Irish hurler (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Mario Montez, Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Gerald Neugebauer, American astronomer and physicist (b. 1932)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast days:
    • Cosmas and Damian
    • John of Meda
    • Nilus the Younger
    • Lancelot Andrewes (commemoration, Anglicanism)
    • Wilson Carlile (Anglican)
    • September 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of the National Flag (Ecuador)
  • Dominion Day (New Zealand)
  • European Day of Languages (European Union)
  • Revolution Day (Yemen)

External links

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