On This Day

On This Day in History for September 19

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

335 Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I.

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 634 Muslim forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid capture Damascus, 1st major city of Eastern Roman Empire taken by the Rashidun Caliphate

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1356 English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years' War

Prince of Wales Edward the Black Prince
Prince of Wales
Edward the Black Prince
  • 1523 Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant
  • 1559 Five Spanish ships sink in storm off Tampa, about 600 die
  • 1580 Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)
  • 1642 Perpignan surrenders to French troops
  • 1656 Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg
  • 1657 Brandenburg & Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau
  • 1668 Polish King John II Casimir Vasa resigns and goes to France the following year
  • 1676 Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown, Virginia on fire
  • 1755 Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement
  • 1777 Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
  • 1778 The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
  • 1795 Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1796 George Washington's farewell address as US President is published

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

  • 1838 Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake
  • 1848 Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England)
  • 1849 1st commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California
  • 1854 Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car
  • 1862 -20] Battle at Blackford's Ford, Virginia
  • 1862 Battle at Iuka Mississippi (1,700 casualties)

BattleBattle of Interest

1863 Battle of Chickamauga, GA (near Chattanooga) begins; Union forces retreat after a couple days of fighting

Union General Gordon Granger
Union General
Gordon Granger
  • 1864 3rd Battle of Winchester, Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)
  • 1865 Atlanta University founded
  • 1870 Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)
  • 1876 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)
  • 1879 The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1890 Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540

The Story of the First Country to Grant Women the VoteThe Story of the First Country to Grant Women the Vote

1893 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote

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Women gained the vote in New Zealand in 1893, the summit at last.
Women gained the vote in New Zealand in 1893, the summit at last.
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  • 1896 Beginning of the Bombay plague epidemic when Dr.Acacio Gabriel Viegas detects the first case in Mandvi. Goes on to spread and kill 12 million in India.
  • 1903 King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo
  • 1904 Gen Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties
  • 1910 George Cohan's "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" premieres in NYC
  • 1911 Red Tuesday; 20,000 protest for universal rights
  • 1912 Pius X encyclical Singular quadam, against interconfess unions

  • 1914 Brooklyn Tip-Tops' Ed Lafitte no-hits Kansas City Packers (Federal League), 6-2
  • 1916 First landing at Schiphol Airport, Netherlands (Farman F-22 of Soesterberg)
  • 1916 Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1922 Queen Wilhelmina assumes Dutch throne with 119 word speech

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
  • 1923 Ernst Tollers "Hinkemann," premieres in Leipzig
  • 1926 80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in Hague
  • 1926 The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter.
  • 1929 Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out
  • 1931 Japanese troops conquer Mukden, South Manchuria
  • 1934 Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby
  • 1939 British Expeditionary Force reaches France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) becomes radio host of Reichsrundfunk Berlin

Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist William Joyce
Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist
William Joyce
  • 1939 Wehrmacht (German regular army) murders 100 Jews in Lukov Poland
  • 1940 Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940 Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1941 1st meeting of partisan leaders Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito
  • 1941 German army conquers Kiev
  • 1941 Nazis force German Jews, 6 & over to wear Jewish stars
  • 1943 Fanny Whiteers-Koen breaks jumping world record
  • 1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-341
  • 1944 Luftwaffe bombs Eindhoven: 200 killed
  • 1944 Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 Kim Il-sung arrives in harbor of Wonsan, Korea

North Korean Founder and Dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean Founder and Dictator
Kim Il-sung
  • 1945 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
  • 1950 European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • 1950 Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
  • 1950 UN reject membership of China's People Republic
  • 1951 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 Argentine President Juan Perón resigns & flees

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • 1955 Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico
  • 1956 1st international conference of black writers & artists meets (Sorbonne)
  • 1957 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada
  • 1957 Dalida is the 1st artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 "LIFE" magazine celebrates artist Anna Mary "Grandma" Moses' 100th birthday by putting her on their cover

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses
  • 1961 Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1965 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
  • 1968 Nigerian federal army begins the "final offensive" against the secessionist state of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War
  • 1972 A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
  • 1973 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • 1973 Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms
  • 1973 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1974 -20] Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1975 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
  • 1980 Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)
  • 1981 Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
  • 1981 6th Toronto International Film Festival: "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1982 Streetcars stop running on Market St, San Francisco after 122 years of service
  • 1983 David Slowinski on 2 CRAY-1 comp's find 2^132049-1 prime #
  • 1983 St Kitts & Nevis declares independence from UK
  • 1984 Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
  • 1985 8.1 earthquake in Mexico City kills an estimated 10,000 and leaves 250,000 homeless
  • 1986 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
  • 1987 12th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Princess Bride" directed by Rob Reiner wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1988 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
  • 1989 Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
  • 1989 French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
  • 1991 Colt Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio
  • 1991 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • 1992 UN Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia
  • 1992 17th Toronto International Film Festival: "Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrmann wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1993 Parliamentary election in Poland

Birthdays in History

Person of interestAntoninus Pius

86 Antoninus Pius [Titus Aurelius], 15th Emperor of Rome (138-161 AD), born in Lanuvium, Italy (d. 161)

Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius
Roman Emperor
Antoninus Pius
  • 866 Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912) and writer (Problematica), born in Constantinople (d. 912)
  • 1377 Albert IV, Duke of Austria, born in Vienna (d. 1404)
  • 1551 Henry III, King of Poland and France (1573-89), born in Château de Fontainebleau, France (d. 1589)
  • 1655 Jan Luyts, Dutch physicist and mathematician, born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1721)
  • 1714 Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress, born in Haverford, Pennsylvania (d. 1786)
  • 1737 Charles Carroll, Wealthy Maryland planter who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to pass away, born in Annapolis, Province of Maryland, British America (d. 1832)

Person of interestJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

1749 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), born in Amiens, France (d. 1822)

Mathematician and Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician and Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
  • 1754 John Ross Key, American lawyer, commissioned officer in the Continental Army and the father of Francis Scott Key, born in Redland, Frederick County, Maryland (d. 1821)
  • 1759 William Kirby, English entomologist and original member of the Linnean Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society, born in Witnesham, Suffolk, England (d. 1850)
  • 1769 Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas (d. 1833)
  • 1778 Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux and Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, born in Cowgate, Edinburgh (d. 1868)
  • 1796 Hartley Coleridge, English poet, born in Kingsdown, Bristol, England (d. 1849)
  • 1799 René Caillé, French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu, born in Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon, Deux-Sèvres, France (d. 1838)
  • 1800 William McKean, American naval officer (Union Navy), born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (d. 1865)
  • 1802 Lajos Kossuth, Governor-President of Hungary (1849), born in Monok, Hungary (d. 1894)
  • 1803 Maria Anna of Savoy, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, born in Palazzo Colonna, Rome, Papal States (d. 1884)
  • 1811 Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader, born in Hartford, New York (d. 1881)
  • 1822 Joseph Rodman West, American senator and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1898)
  • 1828 Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councilor, born in Frauenfeld, Switzerland (d. 1880)
  • 1867 Arthur Rackham, English book illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales, Rip van Winkle), born in London, England (d. 1939)
  • 1871 Fritz Schaudinn, German zoologist (examined syphilis), born in Röseningken, East Prussia (d. 1906)
  • 1882 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (d. 1965)
  • 1888 James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist, born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • 1889 Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany, American author and teacher, born in Lynch's Station, Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1894 Kees Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Kings Children), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1898 Giuseppe Saragat, 5th President of Italy (1964-71), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist and historian, born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Bergen Evans, American professor of English ($64,000 Question), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 1904 Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1982)
  • 1905 James Holland, English artist and exhibition organiser, born in Gillingham, Kent (d. 1996)
  • 1905 Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Lewis F. Powell Jr., American Supreme Court justice (1972-87), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1908 Mika Waltari, Finnish novelist (Egyptian), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1979)
  • 1908 Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist and founder of Isshinryu Karate, born in Gushikawa, Okinawa, Japan (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (Porsche AG), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)

Person of interestWilliam Golding

1911 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies, Nobel Prize for Literature 1983), born in Newquay, Cornwall (d. 1993)

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • 1914 Rogers Morton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1979)
  • 1919 Harry Shorto, British philologist and linguist (A Dictionary of the Mon Inscriptions) (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator and philosopher, born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Damon Francis Knight, American sci-fi author (CV, Beyond the Barrier), born in Baker City, Oregon (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Lurleen Wallace, American politician (46th Governor of Alabama), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1968)
  • 1926 Pierre Janssen, Dutch art museum director, born in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist (2002 Nobel Prize for Physics for neutrinos), born in Yokosuka, Japan (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1929 Marge Roukema, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Timothy Colman, English manufacturer and multi-millionaire (Reckitt & Colman), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1932 Mike Royko, American journalist (Chicago Daily News) and author (Boss), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1935 Bob Krueger, American Democrat politician and diplomat (U.S. ambassador to Botswana & Burundi), born in New Braunfels, Texas
  • 1935 Thomas W. Ewing, American Republican politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in Atlanta, Illinois
  • 1935 Benjamin T. Hacker, American naval aviator (first Naval Flight Officer (NFO) to achieve Flag rank), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2003)
  • 1941 Umberto Bossi, Italian politician (leader of the Northern League), born in Cassano Magnago, Italy
  • 1943 Christopher Joyce, British photographer, born in Turnbridge Wells, England (d. 1994)
  • 1944 Anders Björck, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence), born in Nässjö, Jönköping County, Sweden
  • 1947 Steve Bartlett, American politician (56th Mayor of Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London
  • 1948 Michael Cooper, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 Barry Scheck, American lawyer and co-founder of Innocence Project, born in Queens, New York
  • 1950 Joan Lunden, American journalist and news host (Good Morning America), born in Fair Oaks, California
  • 1952 Gunnar Hökmark, Swedish politician (Member of the European Parliament), born in Ystad, Skåne County, Sweden
  • 1957 Dennis Cowan, British rocker (The Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • 1957 Richard M. Linnehan, American astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Soledad O'Brien, American journalist (Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien), born in St. James, New York
  • 1966 Eric Robert Rudolph, American criminal (domestic terrorist convicted with series of bombings), born in Merritt Island, Florida
  • 1983 Matt Wiman, American mixed martial artist, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1986 Gerald Ciolek, German professional road racing cyclist, born in Cologne, Germany

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

1964 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley

Deaths in History

  • 690 Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 602)
  • 1180 Louis VII, the Younger, King of France (1137-80), dies at 59
  • 1339 Go-Daigo, 96th Emperor of Japan (1318-39), dies at 50
  • 1356 Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies
  • 1356 Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle
  • 1356 Jean de Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle
  • 1356 Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, killed at the Battle of Poitiers (b. 1311)
  • 1668 William Waller, English soldier
  • 1693 Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Slovenian polymath and natural historian, dies at 52
  • 1710 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer, dies at 65
  • 1719 Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/lord of the manor, executed at 59
  • 1719 Jan Weenix, Dutch painter, buried
  • 1736 Feofan Prokopovich, Russian Orthodox theologian and Archbishop of Novgorod, dies at 55
  • 1761 Pieter Musschenbroek, Dutch mathematician and physician (Leydan jar), dies at 69
  • 1812 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German Jewish banker and founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, dies at 68
  • 1843 Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (b. 1792)
  • 1859 John Pringle Nichol, Scottish Astronomer and educator, dies at 55
  • 1862 [Lewis] Henry Little, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 45
  • 1863 Preston Smith, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 39
  • 1864 Archibald Campbell Godwin, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • 1864 David Allen Russell, United States Army officer (Union), dies in battle at 43
  • 1864 Robert Emmet Rodes, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 35
  • 1868 William Sprague, American minister and politician from (b. 1809)

Person of interestJames Garfield

1881 James A. Garfield, 20th US President (Republican: 1881), dies of a gunshot wound at 49

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • 1882 Andreas Ignatius Schaepman, Archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), dies at 67
  • 1893 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation, dies at 76
  • 1902 Maria Hendrika, Queen of the Belgians, dies
  • 1902 Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), dies at 34
  • 1905 Thomas John Barnardo, British social worker, dies at 60
  • 1906 Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • 1927 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
  • 1935 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian pioneer in rocket and space research, dies at 78
  • 1935 Jules Cambon, French ambassador, to U.S. (1897), Spain (1902–07) and Germany (1907–14), dies at 90
  • 1942 Condé Nast, American publisher (b. 1873)
  • 1944 David Lord, British lieutenant/Dakota-pilot DFC/VC, dies in battle
  • 1944 Hilary Barlow, British colonel, dies

Person of interestGuy Gibson

1944 Guy Gibson, British wing commander who led the Dambusters (Victoria Cross), dies in action at 26

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • 1949 George Shiels, Irish dramatist (b. 1886)
  • 1952 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies at 56
  • 1955 John D. Dingell, Sr., U.S. Congressman from Michigan (b. 1894)
  • 1957 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping, dies at 86
  • 1961 Helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (The Fugitive)
  • 1961 Pieter Tesch, mine engineer/geology (Pedestal of Netherlands), dies
  • 1962 Nikolai Pogodin, Soviet playwright, dies at 61
  • 1967 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter, dies at 82
  • 1967 Monica Proietti, Canadian criminal (b. 1940)
  • 1968 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62
  • 1969 Bert [Lambertus] Bakker, director Free Netherland/inventor, dies
  • 1978 Rolf Gunther, East German priest, self imolation
  • 1978 Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian, dies at 94
  • 1981 Joke Kool-Smit, Dutch feminist, dies
  • 1985 Italo Calvino, Italian author (T-Zero, Mr Palomar), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 61
  • 1986 Vivian Duncan, entertainer (Duncan Sisters), dies
  • 1987 Einar Gerhardsen, Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)
  • 1988 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of National the Farmers Organization (1955-79), dies at 65
  • 1992 Jacques Pic, french restaurant owner, dies
  • 1994 Sandra Fisher, American painter, dies at 47
  • 1995 Walter Shlomo Gross, journalist, dies at 83
  • 1995 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 55

Person of interestOrville Redenbacher

1995 Orville Redenbacher, American popcorn magnate (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn), drowns in bathtub at 88

Businessman Orville Redenbacher
Orville Redenbacher
  • 1995 Rudolf Peierls, German-British physicist (atomic bomb), dies at 88
  • 1996 Douglas Hyde, English political journalist, dies at 85
  • 1996 Timothy Nicholson, journalist, dies at 32
  • 1997 Kathy Keeton Guccione, CEO (General Media Intl), dies at 58
  • 1997 Malcolm Hughes, artist, dies at 77
  • 2000 Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b. 1917)
  • 2001 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, dies at 91
  • 2002 Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (b. 1941)
  • 2004 Eddie Adams, American photographer (photograph of execution of a Viet Cong soldier, Pulitzer Prize 1969), dies at 71
  • 2004 Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian-born American civil servant (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Hugh Kawharu, New Zealander Ngāti Whātua Māori chief (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Martha Holmes, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Thomas Capano, attorney, criminal (b. 1949)
  • 2015 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2017 David Shepherd, British painter (paintings of steam locomotives), dies at 86
  • 2019 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011). dies in exile at 83