On This Day in History for September 25

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 136

  • 303 On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.
  • 953 Ratherius becomes bishop of Luik
  • 955 Bishop Ratherius of Luik flees
  • 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge; English army under King Harold Godwinson defeat invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed
  • 1212 Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia)
  • 1340 England & France sign disarmament treaty
  • 1396 Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies
  • 1492 Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early

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1493 Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa croses the Panama Isthmus becoming first European to see the Pacific Ocean
  • 1555 Freedom of Religion in Augsburg

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1560 Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1597 Amiens surrenders to French King Henry IV
  • 1639 First printing press in America
  • 1639 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening
  • 1654 England & Denmark sign trade agreement
  • 1663 Austrian Fort Neuhausl surrenders to invading Turkish army
  • 1690 Publick Occurrences, first newspaper in the American colonies (Boston), publishes first & last edition

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1775 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • 1777 British general William Howe conquers Philadelphia

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1780 Benedict Arnold joins the British

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • 1781 -26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets
  • 1789 US Congress proposes the Bill of Rights
  • 1804 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power
  • 1820 French Physicist Francois Arago announces electromagnetism in his discovery that a copper wire between the poles of a voltaic cell could laterally attract iron filings to itself

MurderAssassination Attempt

1829 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • 1836 HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael
  • 1846 US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
  • 1857 Relief of Lucknow by Havelock & Outram begins
  • 1861 Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
  • 1862 Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
  • 1867 Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Washington, D.C.
  • 1868 The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
  • 1878 British physician Dr. Charles Drysdale warns against the use of tobacco in a letter to The Times newspaper in one of the earliest public health announcements on the dangers of smoking
  • 1888 Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
  • 1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Hound of Baskervilles" (BG)
  • 1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG)
  • 1897 1st British bus service opens
  • 1904 Charles Follis is 1st black to play professional American football
  • 1906 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box" premieres in London
  • 1906 Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control
  • 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in NY
  • 1911 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • 1911 Groundbreaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
  • 1912 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
  • 1915 Battle of Loos commenced, lasted until 14th October. Chlorine gas deployed by the British was blown back into their own trenches: 59,000 British & 26,000 German casualties
  • 1915 The Second Battle of Champagne begins.

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1919 US president Woodrow Wilson suffers a breakdown in Colorado, his health never recovers

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1920 Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game
  • 1922 Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
  • 1924 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH

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1926 Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1926 International slavery convention signed by 20 states
  • 1926 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1926 Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1929 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • 1930 Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
  • 1930 Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season
  • 1933 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
  • 1933 5th "extermination campaign" against communists in Nanjing China
  • 1934 John Van Druten's "Distaff Side" premieres in NYC
  • 1935 Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset" premieres in NYC
  • 1936 Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
  • 1937 "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class
  • 1937 Battle of P'ing-hsin-kuan Wutai Mountain
  • 1939 German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs
  • 1939 Andorra and Germany sign a treaty ending WW I, as Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra
  • 1940 German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling government
  • 1943 Soviet troops liberate Smolensk
  • 1952 Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
  • 1954 Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
  • 1954 Indians win AL record 111 games
  • 1955 The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
  • 1956 First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation from Newfoundland to Oban
  • 1957 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central High School in Arkansas
  • 1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • 1957 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
  • 1960 For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
  • 1962 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • 1962 "New Painting of Common Objects" exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum opens - 1st show on American Pop Art
  • 1964 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
  • 1965 60 year old Satchel Paige of KC A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
  • 1965 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
  • 1966 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
  • 1972 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
  • 1972 Norway votes to join European common market
  • 1973 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
  • 1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1974 Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer
  • 1975 Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma
  • 1976 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
  • 1978 PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
  • 1980 Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)
  • 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980 The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.
  • 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice

Birthdays in History

  • 1358 Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)
  • 1525 Steven Borough, English explorer (d. 1584)
  • 1593 Matthew Merian, the Elder, engraver/bookseller
  • 1599 Francesco Borromini, Italian architect (d. 1667)
  • 1612 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian
  • 1613 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician (east facade of the Louvre), born in Paris, France
  • 1644 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)

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1694 Henry Pelham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, born in Laughton, England (d. 1754)

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham
  • 1711 Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
  • 1725 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designed & built 1st automobile
  • 1725 Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)
  • 1729 Christian G Heyne, German archaeologist
  • 1738 Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (d. 1789)
  • 1744 Frederick Willem II, king of Prussia (1786-97)
  • 1764 Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)
  • 1766 Armand-Emmanuel, duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21)
  • 1773 Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (d. 1856)
  • 1780 Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (d. 1801)
  • 1782 Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)
  • 1793 Felicia Dorothea Hermans, poet
  • 1796 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
  • 1798 Henri Scheffer, painter
  • 1798 JBAL Leonce Elie de Beaumont, French mine engineer/geologist
  • 1805 Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar/founder (Pella colony in Iowa)
  • 1807 Alfred Vail, Morristown New Jersey, American Inventor, early telegraph pioneer, and financial backer to Samuel Morse
  • 1822 Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich von Steinwehr, Brig Gen (Union vol)
  • 1823 Thomas John Wood, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
  • 1829 William Michael Rossetti, civil servant
  • 1832 William Le Baron Jenney, US, architect/"father of skyscraper"
  • 1839 Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya)
  • 1839 [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist
  • 1843 Thomas Chrowder Cham Mattoon Illinois, American Geologist and educator, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1843 Melville Reuben Bissell, Hartwick New York, American inventor (carpet sweeper)
  • 1846 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], St. Petersburg, Russia, German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system)
  • 1852 Cornelis J Snijders, supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18)
  • 1852 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy)
  • 1862 Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)
  • 1866 Thomas Hunt Morgan, US, biologist (Nobel-1933)
  • 1867 Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1938)
  • 1872 Charles Blake Cochran, impresario
  • 1877 Plutarco Elias Calles, Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)
  • 1879 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and labor leader, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (d. 1963)
  • 1881 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)
  • 1884 Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, Dutch educationalist
  • 1886 John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright
  • 1889 George Douglas Howard Cole, socialist/novelist
  • 1889 C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator (d. 1930)
  • 1896 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • 1896 Sandro Pertini, president Italy

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1897 William Faulkner, American author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), born in New Albany, Mississippi (d. 1962)

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • 1898 Robert Brackman American artist (d. 1980)
  • 1902 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)
  • 1903 John Everett Allen, US businessman
  • 1903 Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], US, painter (Green on Blue)
  • 1904 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, New Rochelle, New York, American oceanographer
  • 1905 Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), born in Zavaliv, Ukraine (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer
  • 1906 Phyllis Pearsall, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Robert Bresson, France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette)
  • 1909 Florizel A Glasspole, governor-gen of Jamaica (1973-91)
  • 1911 Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • 1913 David Hunt, British diplomat/quiz winner

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1915 Ethel Rosenberg, American Communist, born in New York City, New York

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • 1920 Sergey Bondarchuk, Belozerka Ukraine, director (War & Peace)
  • 1921 Remy C, de Kerckhove, Flemish poet
  • 1921 Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/chairman (IMF)
  • 1922 Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (d. 1992)
  • 1925 William Edgar Mitchell, physicist
  • 1925 Paul MacCready, engineer/inventor (1st man-powered aircraft)
  • 1926 Jack Hyles, Baptist pastor (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Patrick WIlliam Walker, British astrologer
  • 1931 Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (d. 2005)
  • 1933 Adolfo Suarez, premier of Spain (1976-81), (d. 2014)
  • 1934 John S Bull, astronaut, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1934 Struther Arnott, professor (St Andrew University)
  • 1936 Edward Jones, UK military rep to NATO
  • 1939 David Mann, (Rep-D-Ohio)
  • 1939 Leon Britain, British politician, vice president (Commission of European Communities)
  • 1940 Timothy Severin, author/explorer
  • 1941 Vivian Stern, director (Nacros)
  • 1943 Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense
  • 1944 Doris Matsui, American politician
  • 1945 Kathleen Brown, state treasurer (D-California, 1991- )
  • 1949 Jerry F Costello, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • 1952 Gloria Jean Watkins, American scholar
  • 1956 Jamie Hyneman, American visual effects technician
  • 1958 Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist
  • 1963 Keely Shaye Smith, correspondent (Unsolved Mysteries)
  • 1964 Gary Ayles, British racing driver
  • 1967 Lezlie Lund, Tolna ND, Miss ND-America (1991)
  • 1968 Johan Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau, Netherlands
  • 1968 John Worsfold, Australian rules football coach
  • 1977 Mike Krahulik, Illustrator
  • 1983 Terrance Pennington, National Football League guard, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1845 Confederate army Nathan Bedford Forrest (24) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Mary Ann Montgomery (18) in Hernando, Mississippi

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest

HeartWedding of Interest

1873 Frontiersman and gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok supposedly marries Calamity Jane according to the later's daughter (disputed)

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Frontierswoman
Calamity Jane
Folk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill Hickok
Folk Hero of the American Old West
Wild Bill Hickok

HeartWedding of Interest

1889 Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden (34) weds Laura Bond

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden

HeartWedding of Interest

1926 Outlaw Bonnie Parker (15) weds Roy Thornton

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

HeartWedding of Interest

1953 Statesman Mikhail Gorbachev (22) weds Raisa Maximovna (21) at a Komsomol wedding ceremony

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1959 Cosmopolitan founder Helen Gurley Brown (37) weds theater producer David Brown (43)

HeartWedding of Interest

1965 Novelist Danielle Steel (18) weds banker Claude-Eric Lazard

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 2010 Charlie Sheen's daughter Cassandra Estévez (25) weds Casey Huffman (27) in Santa Barbara, California

Deaths in History

  • 813 al-Amin, Arabic kalief of Islam (809-813), murdered
  • 1066 Harald III Hardrada, King of Norway (1047-66), dies in battle at 51
  • 1066 Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge
  • 1086 William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1025)
  • 1333 Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (b. 1301)
  • 1392 Sergius van Radonesj, Russian saint, dies at 78
  • 1396 Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1396 Odard de Chasseron, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1396 Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1496 Piero Capponi, Italian soldier and statesman (b. 1447)
  • 1501 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature, dies at 40
  • 1506 Felipe I, the handsome, King of Castile (Spain) (1504-06), dies
  • 1534 Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italian Pope (1523-34), dies at 56
  • 1602 Caspar Peucer, German reformer (b. 1525)
  • 1617 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan (b. 1617)
  • 1617 Francisco Suarez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. 1548)
  • 1630 Ambrogio Spinola, Spanish marquis of Balbases, dies at about 61
  • 1665 Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (b. 1610)
  • 1680 Samuel Butler, poet/satirist, dies
  • 1727 Jacques Abbadie, French theologist, dies at about 73
  • 1774 John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (b. 1714)
  • 1777 Johann Heinrich Lambert, mathematician, dies at 49
  • 1791 William Bradford, American printer (b. 1719)
  • 1792 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (b. 1710)
  • 1794 Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1718)
  • 1808 Richard Porson, scholar, dies
  • 1825 Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1879)
  • 1826 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Italian Geologist, dies at 54
  • 1840 Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier
  • 1867 Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)
  • 1871 Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller, dies
  • 1876 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, dies at 66
  • 1877 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine, dies at 62
  • 1898 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, dies at 77
  • 1898 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium, dies at 73
  • 1900 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (b. 1832)
  • 1901 Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)
  • 1905 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)
  • 1914 A Lichtenstein, writer, dies at 25
  • 1914 Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter, dies at 76
  • 1917 Thomas Ashe, Irish revolutionary (b. 1885)
  • 1918 John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul, dies at 80
  • 1918 Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
  • 1926 Herbert Booth, son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)
  • 1933 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist, dies at 53
  • 1933 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • 1944 Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68
  • 1945 Charles A Ellwood, US sociologist/psychologist, dies at 72
  • 1953 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies
  • 1954 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Spanish essayist/philosopher, dies at 71
  • 1958 John B Watson, US psychologist/behaviorist, dies at 80
  • 1959 S W R D Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
  • 1960 Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
  • 1970 Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
  • 1971 TC Jones, female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974 Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakoff], dies at 73

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • 1977 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78
  • 1980 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
  • 1980 Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)
  • 1983 Leopold III, King of Belgium (1934-51), dies at 81
  • 1985 William Cumming Rose, American Biochemist, dies at 98
  • 1986 Ben Sajet, physician/politician, dies at 99
  • 1986 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (b. 1909)
  • 1986 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician (b.1909)
  • 1986 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90
  • 1988 Billy Carter, brother of US President Jimmy Carter, dies of cancer at 51
  • 1991 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief of Lyon, dies of cancer at 77
  • 1991 Max Koot, royal photographer, dies
  • 1991 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • 1994 John Richard Ravensdale, historian, dies at 73
  • 1994 Ludwig Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, Germ prince of Prussia, dies at 86
  • 1994 Mark Alexander Abrams, market Researcher, dies at 88
  • 1995 Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer, dies at 104
  • 1996 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator, dies at 80
  • 1996 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, dies of cirrhosis at 45
  • 1999 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer, dies at 69
  • 2000 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)
  • 2003 Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)
  • 2003 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • 2003 Edward Said, Palestinian-born literary critic (b. 1935)
  • 2003 Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • 2005 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • 2005 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (b. 1936)
  • 2005 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Jeff Cooper, American firearms expert (b. 1920)
  • 2006 John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian negotiator (b. 1919)
  • 2011 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, dies from ovarian cancer at 71
  • 2016 Arnold Palmer, American golfing great (4x Masters), dies at 87