September 25 – Why Important?

September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 97 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events
275 – In Rome, (after the assassination of Aurelian), the Senate proclaims Marcus Claudius Tacitus Emperor.
762 – Led by Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, the Hasanid branch of the Alids begins the Alid Revolt against the Abbasid Caliphate.
1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England.
1237 – England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, establishing the location of their common border.
1396 – Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.
1513 – Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean.
1555 – The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.
1690 – Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time.
1775 – American Revolutionary War: Ethan Allen surrenders to British forces after attempting to capture Montreal during the Battle of Longue-Pointe. Benedict Arnold and his expeditionary company set off from Fort Western, bound for Quebec City.
1789 – The United States Congress passes twelve amendments to the United States Constitution: The Congressional Apportionment Amendment (which was never ratified), the Congressional Compensation Amendment, and the ten that are known as the Bill of Rights.
1790 – Peking opera is born when the Four Great Anhui Troupes introduce Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor’s eightieth birthday.
1804 – The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for allowing the expedition to move further upriver.
1846 – U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor capture the Mexican city of Monterrey.
1868 – The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevsky is shipwrecked off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
1890 – The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.
1906 – In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control.
1911 – Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston
1911 – An explosion of badly degraded propellant charges on board the French battleship Liberté detonates the forward ammunition magazines and destroys the ship.
1912 – Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City.
1915 – World War I: The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
1926 – The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed.
1929 – Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.
1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan.
1942 – World War II: Swiss Police Instruction of September 25, 1942: This instruction denied entry into Switzerland to Jewish refugees.
1944 – World War II: Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdraw from Arnhem in the Netherlands, thus ending the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden.
1955 – The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
1956 – TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated.
1957 – Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.
1959 – Solomon Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.
1962 – The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.
1962 – The North Yemen Civil War begins when Abdullah as-Sallal dethrones the newly crowned Imam al-Badr and declares Yemen a republic under his presidency.
1963 – Lord Denning releases the UK government’s official report on the Profumo Affair.
1964 – The Mozambican War of Independence against Portugal begins.
1969 – The charter establishing the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is signed.
1970 – Cease-fire between Jordan and the Fedayeen ends fighting triggered by four hijackings on September 6 and 9.
1972 – In a referendum, the people of Norway reject membership of the European Community.
1974 – The first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (Tommy John surgery) performed, on baseball player Tommy John.
1977 – About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.
1978 – PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, killing 144 people.
1981 – Belize joins the United Nations.
1983 – Maze Prison escape: Thirty-eight republican prisoners, armed with six handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of the Maze prison. It is the largest prison escape since WWII and in British history.
1992 – NASA launches the Mars Observer, a $511 million probe to Mars, in the first U.S. mission to the planet in 17 years. Eleven months later, the probe would fail.
1996 – The last of the Magdalene asylums closes in Ireland.
2002 – The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact, occurs in Siberia, Russia.
2003 – A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore Hokkaidō, Japan.
2008 – China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.
2009 – U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in a joint TV appearance for a G-20 summit, accuse Iran of building a secret nuclear enrichment facility.

Births
1358 – Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)
1403 – Louis III of Naples (d. 1434)
1525 – Steven Borough, English explorer and navigator (d. 1584)
1599 – Francesco Borromini, Swiss-Italian architect, designed the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant’Agnese in Agone (d. 1667)
1644 – Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer and instrument maker (d. 1710)
1663 – Johann Nikolaus Hanff, German organist and composer (d. 1711)
1683 – Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer and theorist (d. 1764)
1694 – Henry Pelham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1754)
1711 – Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
1738 – Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (d. 1789)
1741 – Wenzel Pichl, Czech violinist, composer, and director (d. 1805)
1744 – Frederick William II of Prussia (d. 1797)
1758 – Josepha Barbara Auernhammer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1820)
1764 – Fletcher Christian, English sailor (d. 1793)
1766 – Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1822)
1771 – Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and politician (d. 1829)
1773 – Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist and author (d. 1856)
1780 – Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (d. 1801)
1782 – Charles Maturin, Irish author and playwright (d. 1824)
1798 – Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist and engineer (d. 1874)
1816 – Georg August Rudolph, German politician, 3rd Mayor of Marburg (d. 1893)
1825 – William Pitt Ballinger, American lawyer and politician (d. 1888)
1825 – Joachim Heer, Swiss politician, President of the National Council (d. 1879)
1839 – Karl Alfred von Zittel, German palaeontologist and geologist (d. 1904)
1862 – Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (d. 1897)
1862 – Billy Hughes, English-Australian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)
1866 – Thomas Hunt Morgan, American biologist, geneticist, and embryologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)
1867 – Yevgeny Miller, Russian general (d. 1938)
1879 – Lope K. Santos, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1963)
1881 – Lu Xun, Chinese author and critic (d. 1936)
1888 – Hanna Ralph, German actress (d. 1978)
1889 – Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff, Scottish author and translator (d. 1930)
1893 – Harald Cramér, Swedish mathematician and statistician (d. 1985)
1896 – Sandro Pertini, Italian journalist and politician, 7th President of Italy (d. 1990)
1897 – William Faulkner, American author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
1898 – Robert Brackman, Ukrainian-American painter and educator (d. 1980)
1899 – Udumalai Narayana Kavi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1981)
1900 – Artur Sirk, Estonian soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 1937)
1901 – Robert Bresson, French director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1901 – Gordon Coventry, Australian footballer (d. 1968)
1903 – Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and educator (d. 1970)
1906 – Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1975)
1908 – Jacqueline Audry, French director and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1910 – Ralph “Shug” Jordan, American football coach (d. 1980)
1911 – Eric Williams, Trinidadian historian and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
1913 – Maria Tănase, Romanian singer and actress (d. 1963)
1915 – Ethel Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)
1916 – Jessica Anderson, Australian author (d. 2010)
1916 – Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian economist, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1968)
1917 – Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)
1917 – Johnny Sain, American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)
1920 – Sergei Bondarchuk, Ukrainian-Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1920 – Satish Dhawan, Indian engineer (d. 2002)
1921 – Rob Muldoon, New Zealand sergeant, accountant, and politician, 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1992)
1922 – Hammer DeRoburt, Nauruian educator and politician, 1st President of Nauru (d. 1992)
1923 – Robert Laxalt, American author and academic (d. 2001)
1923 – Sam Rivers, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2011)
1924 – Norman Ayrton, English actor and director
1924 – Red Webb, American baseball player (d. 1996)
1925 – Paul MacCready, American engineer, founded AeroVironment (d. 2007)
1925 – Silvana Pampanini, Italian actress and director
1926 – Jack Hyles, American pastor (d. 2001)
1926 – Aldo Ray, American actor (d. 1991)
1927 – Colin Davis, English conductor and educator (d. 2013)
1929 – Ronnie Barker, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1929 – Delia Scala, Italian ballerina and actress (d. 2004)
1929 – Barbara Walters, American journalist, producer, and author
1930 – Elsa Aguirre, Mexican actress
1930 – Nino Cerruti, Italian fashion designer, founded Cerruti
1930 – Shel Silverstein, American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter (d. 1999)
1931 – Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian journalist and poet (d. 2005)
1931 – Bryan John Birch, English mathematician and scholar
1932 – Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)
1932 – Terry Medwin, Welsh footballer and manager
1932 – Adolfo Suárez, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Spain (d. 2014)
1933 – Hubie Brown, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1933 – Erik Darling, American singer-songwriter (The Weavers and The Tarriers) (d. 2008)
1933 – Brian Murphy, English actor and singer
1933 – Josef Němec, Czech boxer (d. 2013)
1933 – Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Ian & Sylvia and Great Speckled Bird)
1934 – Jean Sorel, French actor
1936 – Ken Forsse, American toy creator and author, created Teddy Ruxpin (d. 2014)
1936 – Juliet Prowse, Indian-South African actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1996)
1936 – Ileana Sararoiu, Romanian singer (d. 1979)
1936 – Moussa Traoré, Malian general and politician 2nd President of Mali
1937 – Mary Allen Wilkes, American computer scientist
1938 – Ron Hill, English runner
1938 – Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlandic politician, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (d. 2010)
1938 – Enn Tarto, Estonian politician
1939 – Leon Brittan, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (d. 2015)
1939 – Feroz Khan, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)
1939 – David S. Mann, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Cincinnati
1940 – Tim Severin, Indian-English explorer, historian, and author
1941 – Vivien Stern, Baroness Stern, English academic and politician
1942 – Oscar Bonavena, Argentinian boxer (d. 1976)
1942 – Robert Miano, American actor and producer
1942 – Henri Pescarolo, French race car driver
1942 – John Taylor, English pianist and educator (Nucleus) (d. 2015)
1943 – Robert Gates, American lieutenant, academic, and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Defense
1943 – John Locke, American keyboard player (Spirit and Nazareth) (d. 2006)
1943 – Aram Saroyan, American author, poet, and playwright
1943 – Josh Taylor, American actor
1943 – Robert Walden, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1944 – Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
1944 – Doris Matsui, American politician
1944 – Grayson Shillingford, Dominican cricketer (d. 2009)
1945 – Kathleen Brown, American lawyer and politician, 29th California State Treasurer
1945 – Carol Vadnais, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)
1945 – Dee Dee Warwick, American singer (d. 2008)
1946 – Felicity Kendal, English actress
1946 – Bryan MacLean, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Love) (d. 1998)
1946 – Janusz Majer, Polish mountaineer
1946 – Jerry Penrod, American bass player (Iron Butterfly and Rhinoceros)
1947 – Giannos Kranidiotis, Greek politician and diplomat (d. 1999)
1947 – Firmine Richard, French actress
1947 – Cheryl Tiegs, American model and actress
1947 – Cecil Womack, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Valentinos and Womack & Womack) (d. 2013)
1948 – Mimi Kennedy, American actress
1948 – Kathi McDonald, American singer (d. 2012)
1948 – Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Russian businessman
1949 – Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter
1949 – Jeff Borowiak, American tennis player
1950 – Midori Kiuchi, Japanese actress
1950 – Stanisław Szozda, Polish cyclist (d. 2013)
1951 – Yardena Arazi, Israeli singer
1951 – Billy Dee, American porn actor and director
1951 – Burleigh Drummond, American drummer and songwriter (Ambrosia)
1951 – Graeme Knowles, English bishop
1951 – Mark Hamill, American actor, singer, and producer
1951 – Bob McAdoo, American basketball player and coach
1952 – Colin Friels, Scottish-Australian actor
1952 – Jimmy Garvin, American wrestler and manager
1952 – bell hooks, American author and activist
1952 – Cherríe Moraga, American poet, playwright, and activist
1952 – Tommy Norden, American actor
1952 – Chris Pond, English politician
1952 – Christopher Reeve, American actor, producer, and activist (d. 2004)
1952 – Anson Williams, American actor, director, and producer
1953 – Richard Harvey, English mandolin player, keyboard player, and composer (Gryphon)
1954 – Sylvester Croom, American football player and coach
1954 – Joep Lange, Dutch physician and academic (d. 2014)
1954 – Juande Ramos, Spanish footballer and manager
1954 – Tim Smit, Dutch-English gardener and businessman
1955 – Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (d. 1985)
1955 – Zucchero Fornaciari, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955 – Amyr Klink, Brazilian sailor and explorer
1955 – Luanne Rice, American author
1955 – Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer and manager
1955 – Steven Severin, English bass player, songwriter, and producer (Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Glove)
1956 – W. Daniel Hillis, American computer scientist, engineer, and author, founded the Thinking Machines Corporation
1956 – Jamie Hyneman, American special effects designer and television host, founded M5 Industries
1956 – Winfried Stradt, German footballer
1956 – Kim Thompson, American publisher (d. 2013)
1957 – Michael Madsen, American actor and producer
1957 – Vladimir Popovkin, Russian general (d. 2014)
1957 – Ian Reddington, English actor
1958 – Randy Kerber, American keyboard player, composer, and conductor
1959 – Jeon Soo-il, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter
1960 – Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer and manager
1960 – Sonia Benezra, Canadian radio and television host
1960 – Eduardo Yáñez, Mexican actor
1961 – Mark Gil, Filipino actor (d. 2014)
1961 – Heather Locklear, American actress and producer
1962 – Shreela Ghosh, Indian-English actress and dancer
1962 – Kalthoum Sarrai, Tunisian-French psychologist and journalist (d. 2010)
1962 – Beth Toussaint, American actress
1962 – Aida Turturro, American actress
1962 – Dariusz Wdowczyk, Polish footballer and coach
1963 – Tate Donovan, American actor and director
1963 – Mikael Persbrandt, Swedish actor and singer
1963 – Keely Shaye Smith, American journalist and author
1964 – Gary Ayles, English race car driver
1964 – Anita Barone, American actress
1964 – Barbara Dennerlein, German organist
1964 – Chris Impellitteri, American guitarist and songwriter (Impellitteri and Animetal USA)
1964 – Kikuko Inoue, Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress (DoCo)
1964 – Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer
1964 – Lily Mariye, American actress and director
1964 – Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman
1965 – Matt Battaglia, American football player, actor, and producer
1965 – Herminia Bouza, Cuban javelin thrower
1965 – Gordon Currie, Canadian actor, director, and producer
1965 – Saffron Henderson, Canadian voice actress and singer
1965 – Scottie Pippen, American basketball player and sportscaster
1965 – Anne Roumanoff, French actress
1965 – Dave Rundle, South African cricketer
1965 – Rob Schmidt, American director and screenwriter
1965 – Rafael Martín Vázquez, Spanish footballer
1966 – Stanislav Bunin, Russian pianist
1966 – Jason Flemyng, English actor and singer
1966 – Todd Philcox, American football player
1967 – Melissa De Sousa, American actress
1967 – Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player
1967 – Ashwin Sood, English-Canadian drummer
1968 – Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (d. 2013)
1968 – John A. List, American economist and academic
1968 – Will Smith, American actor, producer, and rapper (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)
1968 – John Worsfold, Australian footballer and coach
1969 – Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (d. 2002)
1969 – Bill Simmons, American journalist and author
1969 – Hal Sparks, American actor and singer
1969 – Heather Stewart-Whyte, English model
1969 – Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Guns N’ Roses)
1969 – Tony Womack, American baseball player
1969 – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh-American actress and singer
1970 – Curtis Buckley, American football player
1970 – Kerri Kendall, American model and actress
1970 – Aja Kong, Japanese wrestler
1970 – Misa Shimizu, Japanese actress
1970 – Dean Ween, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ween and Moistboyz)
1971 – Nikos Boudouris, Greek basketball player and manager
1971 – Brian Dunkleman, American actor
1971 – John Lynch, American football player and sportscaster
1971 – Seb Sanders, English jockey
1971 – Jessie Wallace, English actress
1972 – Douglas September, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1973 – Tijani Babangida, Nigerian footballer
1973 – Jenny Chapman, English politician
1973 – Bridget Marquardt, American model and actress
1973 – Bridgette Wilson, American actress and singer, Miss Teen USA 1990
1974 – Igor Bogdanović, Serbian footballer
1974 – Bill Bowler, Canadian ice hockey player
1974 – Olivier Dacourt, French footballer
1974 – Richie Edwards, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Stone Gods, The Darkness, and Onion Trump)
1974 – John Granville, American diplomat (d. 2008)
1974 – Tye Harvey, American pole vaulter
1974 – Paul Hurst, English footballer and manager
1974 – Daniel Alexander Kessler, English-American singer and guitarist (Interpol)
1974 – Frank Leder, German fashion designer
1974 – Bente Elin Lilleøkseth, Norwegian politician
1974 – Robbie Mears, Australian rugby player and coach
1974 – Eric Moss, American football player
1974 – Joel Prpic, Canadian ice hockey player
1974 – Javier Rosas, Mexican triathlete
1974 – Kemel Thompson, Jamaican hurdler
1975 – Declan Donnelly, English actor and singer
1975 – Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
1975 – Daniel Hyde, English actor
1975 – Dat Nguyen, American football player and coach
1975 – Maya Sansa, Italian actress and singer
1976 – Santigold, American singer-songwriter and producer (Stiffed)
1976 – Charlotte Ayanna, Puerto Rican-American actress, Miss Teen USA 1993
1976 – Chauncey Billups, American basketball player
1976 – Eric Roberson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1976 – Chiara Siracusa, Maltese singer
1977 – Divya Dutta, Indian actress
1977 – Clea DuVall, American actress
1977 – Kiyoshi Ijichi, Japanese drummer (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)
1977 – Robbie Jones, American actor
1977 – Mike Krahulik, American illustrator
1977 – Joel David Moore, American actor, director, and producer
1977 – Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican baseball player
1978 – Joe Cotton, Canadian-New Zealand singer (TrueBliss)
1978 – Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer
1978 – Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer
1978 – Jodie Kidd, English model and actress
1978 – Ryan Leslie, American singer-songwriter and producer
1978 – Joel Piñeiro, Puerto Rican baseball player
1978 – Rossif Sutherland, Canadian actor
1979 – Kyle Bennett, American BMX rider (d. 2012)
1979 – An Choyoung, South Korean Go player
1979 – Rashad Evans, American mixed martial artist
1979 – Jason Koumas, Welsh footballer
1979 – Jean-René Lisnard, French tennis player
1980 – T.I., American rapper, producer, and actor (P$C)
1980 – Elio Germano, Italian actor and singer
1980 – Chris Owen, American actor and photographer
1981 – Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
1981 – Jason Bergmann, American baseball player
1981 – Sarah Jayne Dunn, English actress
1981 – Gemma Garrett, Irish model, Miss Great Britain 2007
1981 – Van Hansis, American actor
1981 – Lee Norris, American actor
1981 – Angelo Palombo, Italian footballer
1981 – Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter and producer (Dolour)
1982 – Hyun Bin, South Korean actor and singer
1982 – Kany García, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter
1983 – Son Dam-bi, South Korean singer and actress
1983 – Donald Glover, American actor, rapper, producer, and screenwriter
1983 – Terrance Pennington, American football player
1984 – Cherine Anderson, Jamaican singer-songwriter and actress
1984 – Matías Silvestre, Argentinian footballer
1984 – Annabelle Wallis, English actress
1985 – Marvin Matip, German footballer
1986 – Heidi El Tabakh, Egyptian-Canadian tennis player
1986 – Nicole Fugere, American model and actress
1986 – Jamie O’Hara, English footballer
1986 – Marten Strauch, German rugby player
1987 – Monica Niculescu, Romanian tennis player
1988 – Mariya Ise, Japanese voice actress
1988 – Tamaryn Payne, English actress
1989 – Jordan Gavaris, Canadian actor
1989 – Samantha Murray, English pentathlete
1989 – Aldon Smith, American football player
1990 – Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater
1990 – Zac Fox, English actor
1990 – Daria Strokous, Russian model, actress, and photographer
1991 – Emmy Clarke, American actress
1991 – Alessandro Crescenzi, Italian footballer
1992 – Zoël Amberg, Swiss race car driver
1992 – Massimo Luongo, Australian footballer
1992 – Keauna McLaughlin, American figure skater
1992 – Ruslan Zhiganshin, Russian ice dancer
1993 – Toby Greene, Australian footballer
1994 – Jansen Panettiere, American actor
1995 – Ryan Beatty, American singer
1995 – Caitlin Fields, American figure skater
1996 – Anett Vilipuu, Estonian footballer
2001 – Clare Foley, American actress
2004 – Seiran Kobayashi, Japanese actress

Deaths
744 – Yazid III, Umayyad caliph (b. 701)
1066 – Tostig Godwinson, English son of Godwin, Earl of Wessex
1066 – Harald Hardrada, Norwegian king (b. 1015)
1086 – William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1025)
1333 – Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (b. 1301)
1396 – Jean de Carrouges, French knight (b. 1330)
1396 – Jean de Vienne, French general and admiral (b. 1341)
1496 – Piero Capponi, Italian soldier and politician (b. 1447)
1506 – Philip I of Castile (b. 1478)
1534 – Pope Clement VII (b. 1478)
1536 – Johannes Secundus, Dutch author and poet (b. 1511)
1550 – Georg von Blumenthal, German bishop (b. 1490)
1602 – Caspar Peucer, German physician, scholar, and reformer (b. 1525)
1617 – Emperor Go-Yōzei of Japan (b. 1572)
1617 – Francisco Suárez, Spanish priest, philosopher, and theologian (b. 1548)
1626 – Lancelot Andrewes, English bishop and scholar (b. 1555)
1630 – Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquis of the Balbases, Italian general and politician, Governor of the Duchy of Milan (b. 1569)
1665 – Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (b. 1610)
1703 – Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish general (b. 1658)
1774 – John Bradstreet, Canadian-English general (b. 1714)
1777 – Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1728)
1791 – William Bradford, American soldier and publisher (b. 1719)
1792 – Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish politician and diplomat (b. 1710)
1794 – Paul Rabaut, French pastor (b. 1718)
1828 – Charlotta Seuerling, Swedish singer, harpsichord player, and composer (b. 1783)
1849 – Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer (b. 1804)
1867 – Oliver Loving, American rancher, co-developed the Goodnight–Loving Trail (b. 1812)
1893 – Louise von François, German author (b. 1817)
1900 – Félix-Gabriel Marchand, Canadian journalist and politician, 11th Premier of Québec (b. 1832)
1900 – John M. Palmer, American general and politician, 15th Governor of Illinois (b. 1817)
1901 – Arthur Fremantle, English general and politician, Governor of Malta (b. 1835)
1905 – Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)
1917 – Thomas Ashe, Irish commander (b. 1885)
1918 – Mikhail Alekseyev, Russian general (b. 1857)
1926 – Herbert Booth, English songwriter and bandleader (b. 1862)
1928 – Richard F. Outcault, American cartoonist, created The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown (b. 1863)
1929 – Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (b. 1879)
1933 – Ring Lardner, American journalist and author (b. 1885)
1941 – Foxhall P. Keene, American polo player, golfer, and race car driver (b. 1867)
1943 – Alexander Hall, Scottish-Canadian soccer player (b. 1880)
1946 – Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (b. 1879)
1958 – John B. Watson, American psychologist and academic (b. 1878)
1960 – Emily Post, American author (b. 1873)
1961 – Frank Fay American actor and singer (b. 1897)
1968 – Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist and academic (b. 1891)
1968 – Cornell Woolrich, American author (b. 1903)
1970 – Erich Maria Remarque, German-Swiss author (b. 1898)
1971 – Hugo Black, American captain, jurist, and politician (b. 1886)
1979 – Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish javelin thrower, actor, and singer (b. 1915)
1980 – John Bonham, English drummer and songwriter (Led Zeppelin and Band of Joy) (b. 1948)
1980 – Lewis Milestone, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1895)
1980 – Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
1983 – Leopold III of Belgium (b. 1901)
1984 – Walter Pidgeon, Canadian-American actor and singer (b. 1897)
1986 – Darshan Singh Canadian, Indian-Canadian union leader and activist (b. 1917)
1986 – Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician (b. 1909)
1986 – Nikolay Semyonov, Russian physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
1986 – Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist and academic (b. 1909)
1987 – Mary Astor, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
1987 – Emlyn Williams, Welsh-English actor and playwright (b. 1905)
1988 – Billy Carter, American businessman (b. 1937)
1988 – Arthur Võõbus, Estonian-American orientalist and scholar (b. 1909)
1990 – Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1897)
1991 – Klaus Barbie, German captain (b. 1913)
1991 – Viviane Romance, French actress and producer (b. 1912)
1995 – Dave Bowen, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1928)
1995 – Annie Elizabeth Delany, American dentist and author (b. 1891)
1997 – Hélène Baillargeon, Canadian singer and actress (b. 1916)
1997 – Jean Françaix, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1912)
1999 – Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author (b. 1930)
2000 – R. S. Thomas, Welsh priest and poet (b. 1913)
2003 – Aqila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)
2003 – Herb Gardner, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2003 – Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
2003 – George Plimpton, American journalist, author, and actor (b. 1927)
2003 – Edward Said, Palestinian-American philosopher and critic (b. 1935)
2005 – Don Adams, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
2005 – Madeline-Ann Aksich, Canadian businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1956)
2005 – George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)
2005 – Urie Bronfenbrenner, Russian-American psychologist and ecologist (b. 1917)
2005 – Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani linguist and critic (b. 1912)
2005 – M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1936)
2005 – Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
2006 – Jeff Cooper, American target shooter and author (b. 1920)
2006 – John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)
2007 – Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian physician and politician (b. 1919)
2007 – André Emmerich, German born American art dealer (b. 1924)
2008 – Derog Gioura, Nauruan politician, 23rd President of Nauru (b. 1932)
2009 – Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (b. 1923)
2009 – Pierre Falardeau, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1946)
2010 – Art Gilmore, American voice actor (b. 1912)
2011 – Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1940)
2012 – Billy Barnes, American composer and songwriter (b. 1927)
2012 – John Bond, English footballer and manager (b. 1923)
2012 – Neşet Ertaş, Turkish singer-songwriter and bağlama player (b. 1938)
2012 – Trevor Hardy, English serial killer (b. 1945)
2012 – Eric Ives, English historian and academic (b. 1931)
2012 – Alonso Lujambio, Mexican academic and politician (b. 1962)
2012 – Jakub Polák, Czech activist (b. 1952)
2012 – Andy Williams, American singer and actor (The Williams Brothers) (b. 1927)
2013 – Ron Fenton, English footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1940)
2013 – Choi In-ho, South Korean author and screenwriter (b. 1945)
2013 – José Montoya, American poet and academic (b. 1932)
2013 – Billy Mure, American guitarist and composer (b. 1915)
2013 – Pablo Verani, Italian-Argentinian politician (b. 1938)
2013 – Bennet Wong, Canadian psychiatrist and academic, co-founded Haven Institute (b. 1930)
2014 – Ulrick Chérubin, Haitian-Canadian educator and politician (b. 1943)
2014 – Rezső Gallai, Hungarian super-centenarian (b. 1904)
2014 – Jaak Joala, Estonian singer (b. 1950)
2014 – Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian politician (b. 1951)
2014 – Dorothy Tyler-Odam, English high jumper (b. 1920)

Holidays and observances
Armed Forces Day or Revolution Day (Mozambique)
Christian feast day:
Abadir and Iraja and companions (Coptic Church)
Cadoc
Ceolfrith
Finbarr
Sergius of Radonezh (repose)
September 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Translator of the Scriptures, AD 1626 (commemoration, Anglicanism)