September 24 in History

September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events
1180 – Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
1645 – Battle of Rowton Heath, Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles
1664 – The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
1674 – Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
1780 – Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point.
1789 – The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act which creates the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and orders the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1830 – Belgian Revolution: A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium.
1841 – The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.
1846 – Mexican–American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.
1852 – The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.
1853 – Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.
1869 – “Black Friday”: Gold prices plummet after Ulysses S. Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.
1873 – Establishment of “Satyashodhak Samaj”, (Truth-seeker Movement) at Pune, Maharashtra, India by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule.
1877 – Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
1890 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s first National Monument.
1911 – His Majesty’s Airship No. 1, Britain’s first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.
1914 – World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins.
1932 – Gandhi and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the “Depressed Classes” (Untouchables).
1935 – Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
1946 – Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
1946 – Clark Clifford and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, present him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that first recommends the containment policy.
1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.
1950 – Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England. A blue moon is seen as far away as Europe.
1957 – Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
1957 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
1960 – USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
1962 – United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
1968 – 60 Minutes debuts on CBS.
1968 – Swaziland joins the United Nations.
1972 – Japan Airlines Flight 472, operated Douglas DC-8-53 landed at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.
1973 – Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
1975 – Dougal Haston and Doug Scott on the Southwest Face expedition become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces.
1979 – CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.
1982 – The Wimpy Operation, first act of resistance against Israeli troops in Beirut
1990 – Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.
1993 – The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.
1996 – Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
2007 – Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.
2009 – The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history.
2013 – A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing more than 327 people.
2014 – The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), a Mars orbiter launched into Earth orbit by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully inserted into orbit of Mars.

Births
15 – Vitellius, Roman emperor (d. 69)
936 – ‘Adud al-Dawla, Buyid king (d. 983)
1301 – Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)
1501 – Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (d. 1576)
1513 – Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (d. 1535)
1564 – William Adams, English sailor and navigator (d. 1620)
1577 – Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1626)
1583 – Albrecht von Wallenstein, Bohemian general (d. 1634)
1625 – Johan de Witt, Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1672)
1667 – Jean-Louis Lully, French composer (d. 1688)
1705 – Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)
1717 – Horace Walpole, English historian, author, and politician (d. 1797)
1755 – John Marshall, American captain, jurist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (d. 1835)
1761 – F.L.Æ. Kunzen, German-Danish composer and conductor (d. 1817)
1796 – Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
1801 – Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1862)
1802 – Adolphe d’Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)
1817 – Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1901)
1829 – Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (d. 1885)
1845 – Nikolai Anderson, Estonian philologist and author (d. 1905)
1858 – Eugene Foss, American politician, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
1859 – Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer (d. 1933)
1861 – Bhikaiji Cama, Indian activist (d. 1936)
1870 – Georges Claude, French chemist and engineer, invented Neon lighting (d. 1960)
1871 – Lottie Dod, English tennis player, golfer, and archer (d. 1960)
1872 – Jaan Teemant, Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th State Elder of Estonia (d. 1941)
1878 – Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss author and poet (d. 1947)
1880 – Sarah Knauss, American super-centenarian (d. 1999)
1882 – Max Decugis, French tennis player (d. 1978)
1883 – Franklin Clarence Mars, American businessman, founded Mars, Incorporated (d. 1934)
1883 – Lawson Robertson, Scottish-American high jumper (d. 1951)
1884 – Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
1884 – Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953)
1885 – Artur Lemba, Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1963)
1890 – Mike González, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)
1890 – A. P. Herbert, English author and playwright (d. 1971)
1892 – Adélard Godbout, Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th Premier of Québec (d. 1956)
1893 – Blind Lemon Jefferson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1929)
1894 – Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1968)
1894 – Billy Bletcher, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1895 – André Frédéric Cournand, French physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1940)
1898 – Howard Florey, Australian pharmacologist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1898 – Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer (d. 1990)
1899 – William Dobell, Australian painter (d. 1970)
1900 – Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
1902 – Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (d. 1989)
1905 – Johannes Käbin, Estonian politician (d. 1999)
1905 – Severo Ochoa, Spanish–American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
1906 – Leonard Marsh, Canadian sociologist and educator (d. 1982)
1906 – Józef Nawrot, Polish footballer
1907 – Ben Oakland, American pianist, composer, and songwriter (d. 1979)
1908 – Renee Roberts, English actress (d. 1996)
1909 – Gerard Antoni Ciołek, Polish historian and architect (d. 1966)
1910 – Jean Servais, Belgian-French actor (d. 1976)
1911 – Konstantin Chernenko, Russian politician (d. 1985)
1912 – Don Porter, American actor (d. 1997)
1912 – Robert Lewis Taylor, American author (d. 1998)
1913 – Herb Jeffries, American singer and actor (d. 2014)
1914 – John Kerr, Australian politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)
1914 – Andrzej Panufnik, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)
1916 – Ruth Leach Amonette, American businesswoman (d. 2004)
1917 – Arthur W. Lehman, American euphonium player (d. 2009)
1917 – Doud Eisenhower, American son of Dwight D. Eisenhower (d. 1921)
1917 – Otto Günsche, Adolf Hitler’s personal adjutant (d. 2003)
1918 – Audra Lindley, American actress (d. 1997)
1919 – Dayton Allen, American actor (d. 2004)
1919 – Jack Costanzo, American drummer and composer
1920 – Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)
1920 – Jan Carew, Guyanese-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 2012)
1920 – Ovadia Yosef, Iraqi-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2013)
1921 – Jim McKay, American sportscaster and journalist (d. 2008)
1921 – Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)
1922 – Ettore Bastianini, Italian opera singer (d. 1967)
1922 – Bert I. Gordon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1922 – Cornell MacNeil, American opera singer (d. 2011)
1922 – Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (d. 1998)
1922 – John Moffatt, English actor and playwright (d. 2012)
1923 – Louis Edmonds, American actor (d. 2001)
1923 – Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1950)
1924 – Nina Bocharova, Ukrainian gymnast
1924 – Voula Zouboulaki, Egyptian-Greek actress
1925 – Autar Singh Paintal, Indian physiologist and academic (d. 2004)
1927 – Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (d. 1999)
1927 – Arthur Malet, English-American actor and singer (d. 2013)
1929 – John Carter, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and flute player (d. 1991)
1929 – Edward M. Lawson, Canadian union leader and politician
1930 – Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (d. 1998)
1930 – Angelo Muscat, Maltese-English actor (d. 1977)
1930 – Benjamin Romualdez, Filipino politician (d. 2012)
1930 – John W. Young, American captain, engineer, and astronaut
1931 – Elizabeth Blackadder, Scottish painter
1931 – Cardiss Collins, American politician (d. 2013)
1931 – Brian Glanville, English journalist and author
1931 – Anthony Newley, English-American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)
1931 – Mike Parkes, English race car driver (d. 1977)
1932 – Dominique Michel, Canadian actress and singer
1932 – Miguel Montuori, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1998)
1932 – Walter Wallmann, German politician, Minister-President of Hesse (d. 2013)
1933 – Raffaele Farina, Italian cardinal
1933 – Mel Taylor, American drummer (The Ventures) (d. 1996)
1933 – Mendel Weinbach, Polish-Israeli rabbi (d. 2012)
1934 – Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer and manager
1934 – John Brunner, English-Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1934 – John-Roger Hinkins, American religious leader and author (d. 2014)
1934 – John Kasmin, English art dealer
1934 – Bernard Nevill, English painter, designer, and academic
1934 – Chick Willis, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
1934 – Manfred Wörner, German politician and diplomat, 7th Secretary General of NATO (d. 1994)
1934 – Donald Wrye, American film director, screenwriter and producer (d. 2015)
1935 – Sean McCann, Canadian actor
1936 – Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (d. 2013)
1936 – Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (d. 1990)
1938 – Steve Douglas, American saxophonist, flute player, and producer (The Wrecking Crew) (d. 1993)
1939 – Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (The Crusaders) (d. 2014)
1940 – Yves Navarre, French author (d. 1994)
1941 – John Mackey, American football player (d. 2011)
1941 – Linda McCartney, American singer, photographer, and activist (Wings and Suzy and the Red Stripes) (d. 1998)
1942 – Danny, Finnish singer and guitarist
1942 – Gerry Marsden, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1944 – Eavan Boland, Irish poet
1944 – Diana Körner, German actress
1944 – Sven-Ole Thorsen, Danish bodybuilder, actor, and stuntman
1945 – Lou Dobbs, American journalist and author
1945 – John Rutter, English composer, conductor, and producer
1946 – Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer, (Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, The Electric Revelators, and the Hellecasters)
1946 – Joe Greene, American football player, coach, and actor
1946 – Lars Emil Johansen, Greenlandic politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greenland
1946 – Uschi Obermaier, German model and actress
1946 – César Pedroso, Cuban pianist and songwriter (Los Van Van)
1946 – Pat Pocock, Welsh-English cricketer
1946 – María Teresa Ruiz, Chilean astronomer
1947 – Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor
1947 – Stephen Mueller, American painter (d. 2011)
1948 – Gordon Clapp, American actor and producer
1948 – Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1948 – Garth Porter, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and producer (Sherbet)
1949 – Bill Connors, American guitarist (Return to Forever)
1950 – Mohinder Amarnath, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1950 – Alan Colmes, American comedian and talk show host
1950 – John Kessel, American author, poet, and playwright
1950 – Harriet Walter, English actress
1950 – Kristina Wayborn, Swedish model and actress, Miss Sweden 1970
1951 – Douglas Kmiec, American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Malta
1952 – Dieter Hochheimer, German footballer and manager
1952 – Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Morphine and Treat Her Right) (d. 1999)
1952 – Nikos Sergianopoulos, Greek actor (d. 2008)
1953 – Peter Halley, American painter
1954 – Helen Lederer, Welsh actress and screenwriter
1954 – Lilian Mercedes Letona, Salvadoran activist (d. 1983)
1954 – Marco Tardelli, Italian footballer and coach
1955 – Riccardo Illy, Italian businessman and politician, President of Friuli Venezia Giulia
1956 – Hubie Brooks, American baseball player
1957 – Brad Bird, American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor
1957 – Tod Howarth, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (707)
1957 – Wolfgang Wolf, German footballer and manager
1958 – Kevin Sorbo, American actor and producer
1959 – Theo Paphitis, Cypriot-English businessman
1959 – Steve Whitmire, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer
1960 – Tony Juniper, English environmentalist and politician
1960 – Amy Sky, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1961 – Allen Bestwick, American sportscaster
1961 – Jack Dee, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1961 – Christopher Ludwig Eisgruber, American lawyer, 20th President of Princeton University
1961 – John Logan, American screenwriter and producer
1961 – Luc Picard, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1962 – Rosamund Kwan, Hong Kong actress
1962 – Ally McCoist, Scottish footballer and manager
1962 – Mike Phelan, English footballer, coach, and manager
1962 – Tim Supple, English director and producer
1962 – Nia Vardalos, Canadian actress and screenwriter
1962 – Ilgvars Zalāns, Latvian painter
1963 – Ben Preston, English journalist
1964 – Rafael Palmeiro, Cuban-American baseball player
1964 – Marko Pomerants, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
1965 – Robert Irvine, English chef and television host
1965 – Njål Ølnes, Norwegian saxophonist (Dingobats)
1965 – Sean McNabb, American singer, bass player, and actor (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords, and Dokken)
1965 – Janet Weiss, American drummer (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Go-Betweens, and Wild Flag)
1966 – Stacy Galina, American actress
1966 – Bernard Gilkey, American baseball player
1966 – Stefan Molyneux, Irish-Canadian philosopher, author, and blogger
1966 – Michael O. Varhola, American journalist and author
1967 – Noreena Hertz, English economist, author, and academic
1967 – William So, Hong Kong singer and actor
1969 – Shawn Crahan, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Slipknot, To My Surprise, and Dirty Little Rabbits)
1969 – Lisa Matthews, American model and actress
1969 – Christopher Pincher, English politician
1969 – Shamim Sarif, English author, director, and screenwriter
1969 – Paul Ray Smith, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2003)
1969 – DeVante Swing, American singer-songwriter and producer (Jodeci)
1969 – Goya Toledo, Spanish model and actress
1969 – Megan Ward, American actress
1970 – Imre Tiidemann, Estonian pentathlete
1971 – Michael S. Engel, American paleontologist and entomologist
1971 – Mike Michalowicz, American businessman and author
1971 – Kevin Millar, American baseball player and sportscaster
1971 – Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
1972 – Conor Burns, Irish politician
1972 – Kate Fleetwood, English actress
1973 – Eddie George, American football player and sportscaster
1973 – Rodrick Rhodes, American basketball player and coach
1974 – John McDonald, American baseball player
1975 – Taira Imata, Japanese actor
1975 – Kyle Turley, American football player and singer
1976 – Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
1976 – Stephanie McMahon, American wrestler and manager
1976 – Yakkun Sakurazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2013)
1976 – Vahur Vahtramäe, Estonian footballer
1976 – Malinda Williams, American actress
1977 – Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer and manager
1977 – Casey Rabach, American football player
1978 – Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
1979 – Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
1979 – Justin Bruening, American actor
1979 – Georgios Georgiou, German-Greek footballer
1979 – Casey Johnson, American model, actress, and author (d. 2010)
1979 – Katja Kassin, German-American porn actress
1979 – Kim Jong-min, South Korean singer and actor (Koyote)
1979 – Ross Mathews, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
1979 – Jenny Platt, English actress
1980 – Daniele Bennati, Italian cyclist
1980 – Woranut Bhirombhakdi, Thai actress
1980 – Dean Canto, Australian race car driver
1980 – Sabrine Maui, Filipino porn actress
1980 – Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
1980 – Victoria Pendleton, English cyclist
1980 – John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
1981 – Ryan Briscoe, Australian race car driver
1981 – Drew Gooden, American basketball player
1981 – Fernanda Urrejola, Chilean actress
1982 – Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
1982 – Paul Hamm, American gymnast
1982 – Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
1983 – Liam Finn, Australian-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983 – Randy Foye, American basketball player
1984 – Taylor Eigsti, American pianist and composer
1984 – Tyrone Maria, Curaçaoan footballer
1984 – Mickaël Poté, Beninese footballer
1985 – Eric Adjetey Anang, Ghanaian sculptor and carpenter
1985 – Eleanor Catton, Canadian-New Zealand author
1985 – Jessica Lucas, Canadian actress and singer
1986 – Leah Dizon, American-Japanese singer and model
1987 – Spencer Treat Clark, American actor
1987 – Matthew Connolly, English footballer
1987 – Senzo Meyiwa, South African footballer (d. 2014)
1988 – Karl Alzner, Canadian ice hockey player
1988 – Birgit Õigemeel, Estonian singer
1988 – Kyle Sullivan, American actor
1991 – Taichi Saotome, Japanese actor
1991 – Maximiliano Uggè, Italian footballer
1992 – Jack Sock, American tennis player
1997 – Malaya Watson, American singer

Deaths
366 – Pope Liberius (b. 352)
768 – Pepin the Short, Frankish king (b. 714)
1054 – Hermann of Reichenau, German composer, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1013)
1120 – Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1072)
1143 – Agnes of Germany (b. 1072)
1143 – Pope Innocent II
1180 – Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1118)
1218 – Robert of Knaresborough (b. 1160)
1228 – Stefan the First-Crowned, Serbian king (b. 1165)
1275 – Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1208)
1435 – Isabeau of Bavaria (b. 1370)
1494 – Poliziano, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1454)
1541 – Paracelsus, German-Swiss physician, botanist, and chemist (b. 1493)
1545 – Albert of Mainz, German cardinal (b. 1490)
1562 – Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Kent, English noblemen (b. 1495)
1605 – Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1547)
1621 – Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish commander (b. 1560)
1646 – Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer (b. 1565)
1707 – Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
1732 – Emperor Reigen of Japan (b. 1654)
1742 – Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1684)
1802 – Alexander Radishchev, Russian author and critic (b. 1749)
1834 – Pedro I of Brazil (b. 1798)
1848 – Branwell Brontë, English painter, writer and poet (b. 1817)
1863 – William Debenham, English founder of Debenhams (b. 1794)
1889 – Charles Leroux, American balloonist and skydiver (b. 1856)
1892 – Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American soldier and composer (b. 1829)
1896 – Louis Gerhard De Geer, Swedish politician, 1st Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1818)
1904 – Niels Ryberg Finsen, Faroese-Danish physician and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
1929 – Mahidol Adulyadej, Thai prince (b. 1892)
1930 – William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
1932 – Stuart Stickney, American golfer (b. 1877)
1933 – Ferdinand Bonn, German actor (b. 1861)
1933 – Mike Donlin, American baseball player and actor (b. 1878)
1933 – Alice Muriel Williamson, English author (b. 1869)
1936 – József Klekl, Slovene priest and journalist (b. 1879)
1938 – Lev Schnirelmann, Belarusian-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1900)
1939 – Carl Laemmle, German-American film producer, founded Universal Studios (b. 1867)
1939 – Charles Tatham, American fencer (b. 1854)
1945 – Hans Geiger, German physicist and academic, co-invented the Geiger counter (b. 1882)
1947 – Andrew C. McLaughlin, American historian and author (b. 1861)
1948 – Warren William, American actor and singer (b. 1894)
1950 – Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1863)
1954 – Edward Pilgrim, English suicide victim (b. 1904)
1962 – Charles Reisner, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)
1973 – August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (b. 1887)
1973 – Josué de Castro, Brazilian physician, geographer, and activist (b. 1908)
1975 – Earle Cabell, American politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1906)
1976 – Philip Gbeho, Ghanaian composer and educator (b. 1904)
1978 – James Bassett, American journalist and author (b. 1912)
1978 – Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (b. 1897)
1980 – Theodor Luts, Estonian-Brazilian director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1896)
1981 – Patsy Kelly, American actress and singer (b. 1910)
1982 – Sarah Churchill, English actress and dancer (b. 1914)
1982 – Józef Nawrot, Polish footballer
1984 – Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899)
1991 – Peter Bellamy, English singer-songwriter (The Young Tradition) (b. 1944)
1991 – Dr. Seuss, American author, poet, and illustrator (b. 1904)
1993 – Ian Stuart Donaldson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Skrewdriver) (b. 1957)
1993 – Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1913)
1994 – Barry Bishop, American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (b. 1932)
1996 – Zeki Müren, Turkish singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1931)
1998 – Jeff Moss, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1942)
2002 – Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian politician (b. 1953)
2002 – Mike Webster, American football player (b. 1952)
2003 – Rosalie Allen, American singer and radio host (b. 1924)
2003 – Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)
2004 – Françoise Sagan, French author and screenwriter (b. 1935)
2005 – Tommy Bond, American actor and singer (b. 1926)
2006 – Michael Ferguson, Irish politician (b. 1953)
2006 – Phil Latulippe, Canadian soldier and runner (b. 1909)
2008 – Oliver Crawford, American screenwriter and author (b. 1917)
2008 – Irene Dailey, American actress (b. 1920)
2008 – Uno Laht, Estonian KGB officer and poet (b. 1924)
2008 – Mickey Vernon, American baseball player and coach (b. 1918)
2009 – Nelly Arcan, Canadian author (b. 1975)
2009 – Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)
2010 – Olga C. Nardone, American actress (b. 1921)
2010 – Gennady Yanayev, Russian politician, Vice President of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)
2011 – Stephen Mueller, American painter (b. 1947)
2012 – Thilakan, Indian actor (b. 1935)
2012 – Pierre Adam, French cyclist (b. 1924)
2012 – Bruno Bobak, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (b. 1923)
2012 – Pedro Vázquez Colmenares, Mexican lawyer and politician, Governor of Oaxaca (b. 1934)
2013 – Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
2013 – Margaret Feilman, Australian architect (b. 1921)
2013 – Boris Karvasarsky, Ukrainian-Russian psychiatrist and author (b. 1931)
2013 – Anthony Lawrence, English-Hong Kong journalist and author (b. 1912)
2013 – Sagadat Nurmagambetov, Kazakh general and politician (b. 1924)
2013 – Paul Oliver, American football player (b. 1984)
2014 – Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (b. 1920)
2014 – Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (b. 1941)
2014 – Carlotta Ikeda, Japanese-French dancer and choreographer (b. 1941)
2014 – Madis Kõiv, Estonian physicist, philosopher, and author (b. 1929)
2014 – Lily McBeth, American educator (b. 1934)

Holidays and observances
Armed Forces Day (Peru)
Christian feast day:
Antonio Gonzalez
Gerard Sagredo
Our Lady of Mercy and its related observances:
La Mercè (Barcelona)
Our Lady of Walsingham (Church of England)
Pacificus of San Severino
Rupert of Salzburg
September 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
Constitution Day (Cambodia)
Heritage Day (South Africa).
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guinea-Bissau from Portugal in 1973.
Mahidol Day (Thailand)
New Caledonia Day (New Caledonia)
Republic Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
Start of the indiction year (Late Roman Empire; at least since the time of Bede)
National Punctuation Day (United States)