This Day in History for 30th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 223

1199 - Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew
1399 - King Richard II of England abdicates
1520 - Suleiman I (the Magnificent) succeeds his father Selam I as Sultan of Turkey (rules till 1566)
1544 - King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
1555 - Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
1619 - Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
1626 - Battle between King Bethlen Gabor & Earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends
1649 - Last Swedish troops vacate Prague
1659 - Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)
1659 - Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
1681 - Netherlands & Sweden sign treaty
1730 - Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
Fictional Character Robinson CrusoeFictional Character Robinson Crusoe 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
1777 - Continental Congress, flees to York, Pa, as British forces advance
1787 - 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston
1791 - Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna
1791 - The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots.
1805 - Napoleon Bonaparte's army draws into the Rhine
1808 - Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire
1813 - Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla
1818 - Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England
Military and Political Leader Simon BolívarMilitary and Political Leader Simon Bolívar 1841 - Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
1846 - Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth
1857 - US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland & Jarvis Is south of Hawaii
1862 - First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
1864 - Battle of Preble's Farm VA (Poplar Springs Church)
1864 - Black soldiers given US Medal of Honor
1867 - Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
1868 - Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France
1877 - 1st US amateur swim meet (NY Athletic Club)
1878 - 1st Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
1878 - Great Flood hits New Zealand's South Island
1880 - Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of Orion Nebula
1885 - Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
1887 - Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Five Orange Pips" (BG)
1887 - Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
1888 - "Jack the Ripper" murders 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes, in Whitechapel, London
1895 - France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
1898 - City of NY established
1903 - New Gresham's School officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
1904 - White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
1906 - Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana.
1907 - Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)
Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice MaeterlinckAuthor and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck 1908 - Maurice Maeterlinck's "L'oiseau Blue" premieres in Moscow
1915 - Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
1916 - Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
1916 - Eleftherios Venizelos announces he is forming a Provisional Government in Crete as an alternative to the one in Athens; he is determined to bring Greece into the war on the side of the Allies
1919 - Avery Hopwood's "Gold Diggers" premieres in NYC
1919 - Race riot at Elaine Arkansas
1920 - Time Square Theater opens at 217 W 42nd St NYC
1922 - Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
1922 - Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
1923 - Canton Bulldogs win 1st on way to 17-0 season
1924 - Allies stop checking on German navy
1925 - General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament
1926 - German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1927 - Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)
1928 - Le Sifflet publishes 1st precursor of Kuifje (Tintin)
1928 - Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr
1929 - 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
1931 - Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
1933 - Berlin/Hart/Heyman/Myers ballet "As Thousands Cheer," premieres in NYC
1934 - Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
1934 - St Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year
1935 - Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" premieres in Boston
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1935 - The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR
1936 - International Commission of Straits (Dardanelles & Bosphorus) ends
1936 - Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England
1937 - 6th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Southport & Ainsdale, England
1938 - Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
1939 - 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)
1939 - 41 U-boats sunk this month (153,000 ton)
1939 - Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
1939 - White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance
British Prime Minister Neville ChamberlainBritish Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain 1939 - Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.
1940 - 47 German aircraft shot down above England
1940 - 59 U-boats sunk this month (295,000 tons)
1941 - 3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yarravine (near Kiev) Ukraine
1941 - 53 U-boats sunk this month (202,000 tons)
1941 - German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, begins
1942 - 98 U-boats sunk this month (485,000 tons)
1942 - Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map
1942 - SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period
1943 - Pope Pius XII encyclical on Divine spirit
US Admiral Chester NimitzUS Admiral Chester Nimitz 1944 - -Oct 1] Failed attack on German officers near Putten Neth
1944 - Calais reoccupied by Allies
1944 - Dutch General Mine Workers Union (ABWM) forms
1945 - Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers
1945 - Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43
1946 - 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg
1946 - Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial
1947 - Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
1949 - Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights
1949 - Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering 1950 - 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
1950 - Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
1950 - WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)
1953 - Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
1953 - Robert Anderson's "Tea & Sympathy" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 212

1207 - Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
1227 - Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)
1530 - Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (d. 1606)
1550 - Michael Maestlin, German mathematician (d. 1631)
1622 - Johann Sebastiani, composer
1627 - Robinson Crusoe, fictional character, according to Daniel Defoe
1631 - William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (d. 1701)
Fictional Character Robinson CrusoeFictional Character Robinson Crusoe (1627) 1685 - Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, composer
1700 - Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773)
1710 - John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (d. 1771)
1715 - Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
1732 - Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI (d. 1804)
1743 - Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, composer
1752 - Justin Heinrich Knecht, composer
1765 - José María Morelos, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1815)
1800 - Decimus Burton, British architect (d. 1881)
1805 - Samuel Peter Heintzelman, Major General (Union volunteers)
1808 - Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch vicar (Folies-old Calvinist communities)
1811 - Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890)
1824 - Peter Milne, composer
1827 - Carlo A Alfieri, Italian MP (Liberal)
1827 - Kenner Garrard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1879
1827 - Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (d. 1918)
1832 - Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, Brit gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)
1833 - Ferdinand von Saar, writer
1840 - Johan Severin Svendsen, composer
1847 - Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist
1852 - Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist/composer
1856 - Andrejs Jurjans, composer
1857 - Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)
1861 - William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)
1862 - Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer
1863 - Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I)
1869 - Ernest Jones, cricket pace bowler (marvellous Aust at turn of century)
1870 - Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)
1870 - Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father of Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (d. 1948)
1871 - John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
1871 - Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer
1876 - Katherine Griffith, SF CA, actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company)
1879 - Ernst Isler, composer
1879 - Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Viola d'amour)
1882 - George Bancroft, Phila, actor (Underworld)/wife of Octavia Brooke
1883 - Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist (St John's Gospel)
1883 - Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (d. 1945)
1887 - Lil Dagover [Marta-Maria Lillits], Madiun, Java, Dutch-born German actress (Spiders)
1893 - Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)
1894 - Dirk J Bush, Dutch/US mathematician (Concise History of Mathematics)
1895 - Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)
1898 - Felix Kersten, Baltic-German/Finnish masseuse (Heinrich Himmler)
1898 - Johannes Rontgen, composer
1898 - Renée Adorée, French actress (d. 1933)
1898 - Princess Charlotte of Monaco (d. 1977)
1899 - Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic
1900 - Otto Roesch, paleontologist
1902 - Piet[er J] "Piet" Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52)
1904 - Frank Lawton, London England, actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray)
1905 - Michael Powell, English director/screen writer/producer (Red Shoes)
1905 - Nevill Francis Mott, physicist
1905 - Ralph Forbes, London England, actor (Romeo & Juliet, Daniel Boone)
1906 - Eamonn O Gallagher, composer
1906 - John I M Stewart, British detective writer (Comedy of Terrors)
1906 - Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer
1907 - Arnold Elston, composer
1908 - David Oistrakh, Odessa Russia, violinist/prof (Moscow Conservatory)
1908 - Edzard H Schaper, German/Swiss sailor/UP-correspondent/antifascist
1912 - Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist
1915 - Lester Garfield Maddox, (Gov-D-Ga)/restaurant owner
1915 - Robert Morris, lawyer
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy RichJazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich (1917) 1917 - Buddy Rich, New York, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), (d. 1987)
1917 - Chung Hee Park, general/pres of South Korea (1961-79), assassinated
1917 - Yuri "Petrovich" Lyubimov, USSR, director (Taganka)
1918 - Lewis Nixon, WWII Veteran (d. 1996)
1919 - Patricia Neway, Brooklyn New York, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), (d. 2012)
1919 - Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, professor of occupational health
1919 - Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)
1920 - Donald Keech, entrepreneur
1920 - Ghazar Saryan, composer
1920 - Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
1921 - Deborah Kerr, Helensburg Scotland, actress (King & I, Night of Iguana)
1921 - Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer
1922 - Allan Rae, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)
1922 - Alan Stretton, Australian general
1924 - Charles Quinlivan, Jersey City NJ, actor (7 Guns to Mesa)
Author Truman CapoteAuthor Truman Capote (1924) 1924 - Truman Capote, New Orleans Louisiana, American author (In Cold Blood)
1925 - Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist
1926 - Peder Holm, composer
1926 - Robin Roberts, pitcher (Phillies, Won 28 in 1952)
1927 - W. S. Merwin, American poet
1928 - Elie Wiesel, Romania, author (Souls on Fire)/Nazi hunter (Nobel 1986)
1930 - Ben Cooper, Hartford CT, actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders)
1931 - Angie Dickinson, [Angeline Brown], Kulm ND, actress (Police Woman)
1931 - Ray Willsey, Regina Sask, WLAF def coordinator (Frankfurt, Scotland)
Author Elie WieselAuthor Elie Wiesel (1928) 1932 - Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo)
1932 - Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)
1933 - Mars Zakirovich Rafikov, Russian cosmonaut
1934 - Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
1934 - Anna Kashfi, Welsh actress
1935 - Jill Corey, Avonmore Pa, singer (Your Hit Parade)
1935 - Johnny Mathis, SF, voclaist (Chances Are, 12th of Never)
1936 - Butler Derrick, (Rep-D-SC, 1974- )

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 10 of 10

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William GoldingNobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding (1939) 1939 - Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield
1968 - Jazz musician Miles Davis (42) weds singer Betty Mabry (23)
1977 - "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard
1978 - Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut
1989 - NBA legend Larry Bird (32) weds long-time girlfriend Dinah Mattingly in Terre Haute, Indiana
1995 - "Judging Amy" actress Amy Brenneman (31) weds TV and film director Brad Silberling (32)
2000 - Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California
Tennis Player Pete SamprasTennis Player Pete Sampras (2000) 2006 - Hanson pop rock Isaac Hanson (25) weds Nicole Dufresne (22) at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa
2006 - Actress Amanda Peet (34) weds screenwriter David Benioff (36) at Friends Seminary Quaker School in New York City
2011 - Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Jazz Musician Louis ArmstrongJazz Musician Louis Armstrong (1938) 1938 - Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage
2010 - "CSI: Miami" actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces actress Brandi Glanville (37) due to irreconcilable differences after eight years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 102

420 - Saint Jerome, translator of the Vulgate Bible
653 - Saint Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury
739 - P'u-chi Ho-shang Tao-chao, Northern Ch'an Line Zen teacher, dies
1101 - Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan
1246 - Yaroslav II of Russia (b. 1191)
1351 - Muso Soseki, Zen teacher/Rinzai line/head of Nanzenji, dies in Japan
1440 - Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician
1487 - John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
1551 - Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)
1560 - Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
1572 - Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía and Jesuit priest, dies at 61
1581 - Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
1612 - Ercole Bottrigari, composer, dies at 81
1626 - Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)
1628 - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
1630 - John Billington, murderer, 1st American execution, hanged
1712 - Johann Michael Zacher, composer, dies at 61
1716 - Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, dies at 62
1755 - Francesco Durante, composer, dies at 71
1770 - Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat
1770 - George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714)
1772 - James Brindley, English engineer (b. 1716)
1803 - Charles Broche, composer, dies at 51
1811 - Thomas Percy, English bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
1819 - Nicolas Roze, composer, dies at 74
1862 - Isaac Peace Rodman, banker/Union brig-gen, dies of injury at about 40
1865 - Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800)
1877 - Toohoolhoolzote, prophet of Nez Perce indians, dies in battle
1884 - Louis Lacombe, composer, dies at 65
1885 - Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress, dies at 60
1888 - Catherine Eddowes, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
1888 - Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
1891 - Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837)
1897 - St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)
1904 - Sigurd Lie, composer, dies at 33
1910 - Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
1912 - Mary Frances Allitsen, composer, dies at 63
1921 - Oskar Panizza, writer, dies at 77
1922 - Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 64
1925 - Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for S Afr 1889), dies
1929 - Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China), dies
1940 - Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62
1943 - Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)
First Lady of the United States Edith RooseveltFirst Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt (1948) 1948 - Edith Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, dies at 87
1952 - Waldorf Astor, House of Lords & Commons/owner of Observer, dies
1954 - Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
1955 - James Dean, actor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in a car crash at age 24
1955 - Michael Chekhov, actor (Rhapsody, Abie's Irish Rose), dies at 64
1958 - Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79
1959 - John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, dies at 89
1959 - Taylor Holmes, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 81
Actor James DeanActor James Dean (1955) 1959 - Ross Granville Harrison, American Biologist and Zoologist (organ transplant pioneer), dies at 89
1960 - Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies
1961 - Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
1963 - Arnold Foster, composer, dies at 66
1965 - E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75
1970 - Patrick Aherne, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69
1973 - Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)
1974 - Carlos Prats, Chilean Constitutionalist General, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
1976 - Louis Fourestier, composer, dies at 84
1978 - Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75
1983 - Freddy Martin, orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin), dies at 76
1983 - William D Elliot, actor (Bernie Loves Bridget, Adam 12), dies at 49
1984 - Ellsworth Bunker, US ambassador (South-Vietnam, dies at 90)
1985 - Charles F Richter, US seismologist (scale of R), dies at 85
1985 - Heleb MacInnes, US spy writer (Affiliate in place), dies at 77
1985 - Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64
1987 - Alfred Bester, sci-fi author (Dark Side of Earth), dies at 73
1988 - Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86
1989 - Virgil Thomson, US composer/critic (4 saints in 3 acts), dies at 92
1990 - Liesbeth de Uyl-of Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop du, dies
1990 - Michel Levis, French cultural anthropologist/writer, dies
1990 - Patrick White, Australian writer (Nobel 1973), dies
1990 - Alice Parizeau, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1930)
1991 - Nancy Welford, entertainer, dies at 87
1993 - Alex Lyon, English Labor Lower house leader (1966-83), dies at 61
1993 - Gordon Douglas, actor/director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
1993 - Paul Nowee, writer (Arendsoog.. premiejager), dies at 57
1993 - Tony Brafa, actor (Enrico Pallazzo-Naked Gun), dies at 72
1994 - Alex Scott, trainer, Horses, dies at 34
1994 - Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist, dies at 92
1994 - Lina Basquette, actress (Night for Crime, Hard Hombre), dies at 87
1994 - Roberto Viola, Argentine general/president (1981), dies at 69
1995 - Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat, dies at 77
1995 - George Kirby, comedian/impressionist (Pearl Bailey), dies at 71
1996 - Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer, dies at 76
1996 - Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor, dies at 59
1996 - Frances Lear, writer, dies at 73
1996 - Kenneth Muir, english scholar, dies at 89
1996 - Udom Patpongsiri, property developer, dies at 79
1997 - Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65
1998 - Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (b. 1953)
2002 - Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)
2002 - Lord Hazlerigg, British peer
2003 - Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer (b. 1944)
2003 - Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim leader (b. 1935)
2004 - Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor (b. 1936)
2004 - Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
2008 - Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, Singapore Opposition Leader & former Secretary-General of Singapore's Worker's Party (b. 1926)
2011 - Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and islamist militant (b. 1971)

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