Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix

September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events
46 BC – Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.
715 – Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
1087 – William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.
1212 – Golden Bull of Sicily is issued to confirm the hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty.
1345 – Friso-Hollandic Wars: Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle of Warns.
1371 – Serbian–Turkish wars: The forces of the Ottoman sultan Murad I’s lieutenant Lala Şahin Pasha and the Serbian army under the command of Vukašin Mrnjavčević and Jovan Uglješa clash at the Battle of Maritsa.
1493 – Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Catholic Monarchs, extending the grant of new lands he made them in Inter caetera
1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
1687 – The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.
1687 – The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange’s invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
1777 – American Revolution: British troops occupy Philadelphia.
1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General.
1792 – Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
1810 – A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
1907 – New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
1910 – Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and exiled.
1914 – The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
1917 – World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
1918 – World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.
1923 – Gustav Stresemann resumes the Weimar Republic’s payment of reparations.
1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, “Don’t shoot, G-Men!”, which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.
1933 – Ten convicts escape from the Indiana State Prison with guns smuggled into the prison by bank robber John Dillinger
1934 – Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
1942 – The Holocaust: August Frank, a higher official of the SS concentration camp administration department, issues a memorandum containing a great deal of operational detail in how Jews should be “evacuated”.
1944 – World War II: Operation Market Garden fails.
1944 – World War II: On the central front of the Gothic Line Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting.
1950 – United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.
1950 – Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations.
1954 – Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172.
1959 – Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.
1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
1960 – Fidel Castro announces Cuba’s support for the U.S.S.R.
1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.
1970 – The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (709.92 km2).
1971 – The Freetown Christiania was founded.
1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
1980 – At the Oktoberfest terror attack in Munich 13 people died and 211 were injured.
1981 – Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
1983 – Soviet nuclear false alarm incident: Military officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
1984 – The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong
1997 – A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234.
1997 – An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
2000 – Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
2000 – The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.
2002 – The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Le Joola capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000.
2008 – Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
2009 – Typhoon Ketsana hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
2010 – Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove and three Afghan colleagues are kidnapped by members of the Taliban in the Kunar Province of eastern Afghanistan.
2014 – Ayotzinapa mass kidnapping.

Births
1329 – Anne of Bavaria (d. 1353)
1711 – Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1779)
1750 – Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, English admiral (d. 1810)
1758 – Cosme Argerich, Argentinian physician (d. 1820)
1767 – Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1835)
1774 – Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (d. 1845)
1791 – Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer (d. 1824)
1792 – William Hobson, Irish-New Zealand explorer and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (d. 1842)
1820 – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Indian philosopher, painter, and academic (d. 1891)
1840 – Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (d. 1923)
1843 – Joseph Furphy, Australian author and poet (d. 1912)
1848 – Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1931)
1849 – Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
1865 – Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford (d. 1937)
1867 – Winsor McCay, American illustrator and animator (d. 1934)
1869 – Komitas, Armenian-French priest and composer (d. 1935)
1870 – Christian X of Denmark (d. 1947)
1872 – Max Ehrmann, American poet and lawyer (d. 1945)
1873 – Wacław Berent, Polish author and translator (d. 1940)
1873 – Alexey Shchusev, Russian architect, designed Lenin’s Mausoleum (d. 1949)
1874 – Lewis Hine, American photographer and activist (d. 1940)
1875 – Edmund Gwenn, English-American actor and singer (d. 1959)
1876 – Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and author (d. 1957)
1876 – Philip Kassel, American gymnast (d. 1959)
1876 – Ghulam Bhik Nairang, Indian poet, lawyer, and politician (d. 1952)
1877 – Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist and academic (d. 1963)
1877 – Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1962)
1878 – Walter Steinbeck, German actor (d. 1942)
1881 – Hiram Wesley Evans, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1966)
1884 – Jack Bickell, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1951)
1886 – Archibald Hill, English physiologist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)
1887 – Edwin Keppel Bennett, English author and poet (d. 1958)
1887 – Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (d. 1967)
1887 – Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb (d. 1979)
1888 – J. Frank Dobie, American journalist and author (d. 1964)
1888 – T. S. Eliot, American-English publisher, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
1889 – Gordon Brewster, Irish cartoonist (d. 1946)
1889 – Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (d. 1976)
1890 – Jack Tresadern, English footballer and manager (d. 1959)
1891 – Charles Münch, French violinist and conductor (d. 1968)
1892 – Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (d. 1970)
1893 – Gladys Brockwell, American actress (d. 1929)
1895 – Jürgen Stroop, German SS officer (d. 1952)
1897 – Pope Paul VI (d. 1978)
1897 – Arthur Rhys-Davids, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1917)
1898 – George Gershwin, American pianist and composer (d. 1937)
1900 – Suzanne Belperron, French jewelry designer (d. 1983)
1901 – George Raft, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1980)
1905 – Millito Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2011)
1905 – Karl Rappan, Austrian footballer and coach (d. 1996)
1907 – Anthony Blunt, English historian and spy (d. 1983)
1907 – Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)
1909 – Bill France, Sr., American race car driver, founded NASCAR (d. 1992)
1909 – A. P. Hamann, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1977)
1911 – Al Helfer, American sportscaster (d. 1975)
1913 – Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (d. 1998)
1913 – Dorothy Sloop, American jazz musician (d. 1998)
1914 – Achille Compagnoni, Italian skier and mountaineer (d. 2009)
1914 – Jack LaLanne, American fitness expert (d. 2011)
1917 – Réal Caouette, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1976)
1917 – Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese-French philosopher and theorist (d. 1993)
1918 – Eric Morley, English TV host and and the founder of the Miss World pageant (d. 2000)
1918 – John Rankine, Welsh author (d. 2013)
1918 – John Zacherle, American television host, voice actor, and singer
1919 – Barbara Britton, American actress (d. 1980)
1919 – Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and author (d. 2012)
1922 – Takis Miliadis, Greek actor (d. 1985)
1922 – Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia (d. 2014)
1923 – Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
1923 – Hugh Griffiths, Baron Griffiths, English cricketer, lawyer, and judge (d. 2015)
1923 – James Hennessy, English businessman and diplomat
1925 – Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2012)
1925 – Marty Robbins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and race car driver (d. 1982)
1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)
1926 – Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian philologist and academic (d. 2011)
1927 – Robert Cade, American physician and educator, co-invented Gatorade (d. 2007)
1927 – Patrick O’Neal, American actor (d. 1994)
1927 – Enzo Bearzot, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2010)
1928 – Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor
1928 – Wilford White, American football player (d. 2013)
1930 – Philip Bosco, American actor
1930 – Joe Brown, English mountaineer and author
1930 – Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor and actor (d. 1966)
1931 – Kenneth Parnell, American sex offender (d. 2008)
1932 – Richard Herd, American actor
1932 – Manmohan Singh, Indian economist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of India
1932 – Donna Douglas, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
1932 – Joyce Jameson, American actress (d. 1987)
1932 – Vladimir Voinovich, Russian author and poet
1934 – Neil Coles, English golfer and architect
1935 – Lou Myers, American actor (d. 2013)
1935 – Joe Sherlock, Irish politician (d. 2007)
1936 – Leroy Drumm, American songwriter (d. 2010)
1936 – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African academic and politician
1937 – Valentin Pavlov, Russian banker and politician, 11th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2003)
1937 – Jerry Weintraub, American film producer and talent agent (d. 2015)
1938 – Lucette Aldous, New Zealand-Australian ballerina and educator
1938 – Lars-Jacob Krogh, Norwegian journalist (d. 2010)
1939 – Ricky Tomlinson, English actor and screenwriter
1941 – Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
1941 – Martine Beswick, Jamaican-English model and actress
1942 – Kent McCord, American actor
1943 – Ian Chappell, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1943 – Tim Schenken, Australian race car driver
1944 – Jan Brewer, American politician, 22nd Governor of Arizona
1944 – Keith O’Nions, English geologist and academic
1944 – Anne Robinson, English journalist and game show host
1945 – Louise Beaudoin, Canadian academic and politician
1945 – Gal Costa, Brazilian singer and actress
1945 – Bryan Ferry, English singer-songwriter (The Bryan Ferry Orchestra and Roxy Music)
1946 – Andrea Dworkin, American activist and author (d. 2005)
1946 – John MacLachlan Gray, Canadian actor, playwright, and composer
1946 – Togo Igawa, Japanese actor
1946 – Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
1946 – Louise Simonson, American author
1946 – Christine Todd Whitman, American politician, 50th Governor of New Jersey
1947 – Lynn Anderson, American singer and actress (d. 2015)
1947 – Philippe Lavil, French singer and actor
1948 – Olivia Newton-John, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress
1948 – John Foxx, English singer-songwriter, photographer, guitarist, keyboard player, and educator (Ultravox, Tiger Lily, and John Foxx and the Maths)
1949 – Clodoaldo, Brazilian footballer
1949 – Wendy Saddington, Australian singer (Chain and James Taylor Move) (d. 2013)
1949 – Jane Smiley, American author
1949 – Marie Tifo, Canadian actress
1949 – Minette Walters, English author
1951 – Ronald DeFeo, Jr., American murderer
1951 – Stuart Tosh, Scottish singer-songwriter and drummer (10cc and Pilot)
1952 – Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor and singer
1953 – Joe Benigno, American radio host
1953 – Dolores Keane, Irish singer and actress (De Dannan)
1953 – Douglas A. Melton, Biologist
1953 – Paul Stephenson, English police officer
1954 – Craig Chaquico, American guitarist (Jefferson Starship)
1954 – Kevin Kennedy, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
1955 – Carlene Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956 – Steve Butler, American race car driver
1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress
1957 – Klaus Augenthaler, German footballer and manager
1957 – Michael Dweck, American visual artist and filmmaker
1958 – Darby Crash, American singer-songwriter (Germs and Darby Crash Band) (d. 1980)
1958 – Robert Kagan, Greek-American historian and author
1958 – Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American sailor and politician
1958 – Rudi Cerne, German figure skater and journalist
1959 – Rich Gedman, American baseball player and coach
1959 – Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (d. 2007)
1960 – Uwe Bein, German footballer and manager
1960 – Jouke de Vries, Dutch academic and politician
1961 – Charlotte Fich, Danish actress
1961 – Marianne Mikko, Estonian journalist and politician
1961 – Oliver Peyton, Irish businessman
1961 – Will Self, English journalist and author
1962 – Jacky Wu, Taiwanese singer, TV host and actor
1962 – Melissa Sue Anderson, American-Canadian actress
1962 – Peter Foster, Australian criminal
1962 – Mark Haddon, English author and poet
1962 – Lawrence Leritz, American actor, singer, and dancer
1962 – Al Pitrelli, American guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Asia)
1963 – Lysette Anthony, English actress and producer
1963 – Joe Nemechek, American race car driver
1964 – Nicki French, English singer and dancer
1964 – Dave Martinez, American baseball player and coach
1964 – John Tempesta, American drummer (White Zombie, Helmet, Testament, The Cult, and Scum of the Earth)
1965 – Cindy Herron, American singer and actress (En Vogue)
1965 – Alexandra Lencastre, Portuguese actress
1965 – Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian businessman and politician, 5th President of Ukraine
1966 – Dean Butterworth, English-American drummer (Good Charlotte and Sugar Ray)
1966 – Christos Dantis, Greek singer-songwriter and producer
1966 – Craig Heyward, American football player (d. 2006)
1966 – Jillian Reynolds, Canadian actress and sportscaster
1967 – Bruno Akrapović, Bosnian footballer
1967 – Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blind Melon) (d. 1995)
1968 – Jim Caviezel, American actor
1968 – Tricia O’Kelley, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1968 – Ben Shenkman, American actor
1969 – Anthony Kavanagh, Canadian comedian, actor, and singer
1969 – Andy Petterson, Australian footballer
1969 – David Slade, English director and producer
1969 – Holger Stanislawski, German footballer and manager
1969 – Paul Warhurst, English footballer and manager
1970 – Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress and fashion designer
1970 – David Parland, Swedish guitarist (Dark Funeral, War, Necrophobic, and Infernal) (d. 2013)
1972 – Ras Kass, American rapper, producer, and actor (The Hrsmn)
1972 – Melanie Paxson, American actress
1972 – Shawn Stockman, American singer and actor (Boyz II Men)
1973 – Marty Casey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lovehammers)
1973 – Julienne Davis, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1973 – Mizuki Sano, Japanese actor
1973 – Chris Small, Scottish snooker player
1973 – Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper
1974 – Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
1974 – Gary Hall, Jr., American swimmer
1974 – Martin Müürsepp, Estonian basketball player and coach
1975 – Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer and violinist (Garmarna and Triakel)
1975 – Jake Paltrow, American director and screenwriter
1975 – Chiara Schoras, German actress
1976 – Michael Ballack, German footballer
1976 – Tyler Denk, American model and actor
1976 – Sami Vänskä, Finnish bass player (Nightwish and Nattvindens Gråt)
1977 – Kaylynn, American porn actress
1978 – Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan runner
1979 – Jon Harley, English footballer
1979 – Simon Kirch, German sprinter
1979 – Naomichi Marufuji, Japanese wrestler
1979 – Fuifui Moimoi, Tongan-New Zealand rugby player
1979 – Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast
1979 – Taavi Rõivas, Estonian politician, 16th Prime Minister of Estonia
1979 – Jacob Tierney, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1980 – Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver
1980 – Brooks Orpik, American ice hockey player
1980 – Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
1980 – Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
1981 – Aras Baskauskas, American reality show contestant, winner of Survivor: Panama
1981 – Yao Beina, Chinese singer (d. 2015)
1981 – Christina Milian, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1981 – Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
1981 – Collien Ulmen-Fernandes, German actress
1981 – Serena Williams, American tennis player
1982 – Rob Burrow, English rugby player
1982 – Simon Picone, Italian rugby player
1982 – Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentinian footballer
1982 – Jon Richardson, English comedian and radio host
1983 – Samantha Hammel, American actress, singer, and producer
1983 – D’Qwell Jackson, American football player
1983 – Archimede Morleo, Italian footballer
1983 – Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer
1984 – Thore Schölermann, German actor
1984 – Nev Schulman, American photographer, television host, and producer
1985 – Rina Akiyama, Japanese actress and model
1985 – Lenna Kuurmaa, Estonian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Vanilla Ninja)
1985 – Talulah Riley, English actress
1986 – Ashley Leggat, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer
1986 – Rebecca Lim, Singaporean actress
1987 – Rosanna Munter, Swedish singer-songwriter and actress (Play)
1988 – James Blake, English singer-songwriter
1988 – Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater
1988 – Marina Kuroki, Japanese actress and singer
1988 – Mark Simpson, English clarinet player
1989 – Nesma Mahgoub, Egyptian singer
1989 – Emma Rigby, English actress
1989 – Chinami Suzuki, Japanese model, television presenter, and actress
1990 – Pavel Avdeyev, Russian footballer
1991 – Alma Jodorowsky, French model, actress, and singer
1991 – Dan Preston, English footballer
1994 – Lucas Gafarot, Spanish footballer
1995 – Miloš Veljković, Serbian footballer
2000 – Princess Salma bint Abdullah of Jordan

Deaths
1417 – Francesco Zabarella, Italian cardinal (b. 1360)
1425 – Sophia of Bavaria, Queen of Bohemia (b. 1376)
1468 – Juan de Torquemada, Spanish cardinal (b. 1388)
1501 – Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright (b. 1461)
1620 – Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
1623 – Charles Grey, 7th Earl of Kent, English peer (b. 1540s)
1626 – Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese daimyo (b. 1554)
1716 – Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)
1764 – Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (b. 1676)
1800 – William Billings, American composer (b. 1746)
1802 – Jurij Vega, Slovene mathematician, physicist and artillery officer (b. 1754)
1820 – Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (b. 1734)
1868 – August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
1877 – Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)
1902 – Levi Strauss, German-American businessman, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (b. 1829)
1904 – Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese author (b. 1850)
1904 – John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1848)
1908 – Samuel Duvall, American archer (b. 1836)
1935 – Andy Adams, American author (b. 1859)
1935 – Iván Persa, Slovene-Hungarian priest and author (b. 1861)
1937 – Bessie Smith, American singer and actress (b. 1894)
1945 – Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1881)
1946 – William Strunk, Jr., American author and educator (b. 1869)
1947 – Hugh Lofting, English-American author and poet (b. 1886)
1951 – Hans Cloos, German geologist and academic (b. 1885)
1952 – George Ducker, Canadian soccer player (b. 1871)
1952 – George Santayana, Spanish-American philosopher and author (b. 1863)
1953 – Xu Beihong, Chinese painter and educator (b. 1895)
1954 – Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
1957 – Arthur Powell Davies, American minister and author (b. 1902)
1959 – Leslie Morshead, Australian general (b. 1889)
1959 – Teodor Ussisoo, Estonian furniture designer and educator (b. 1878)
1963 – Otto Christman, Canadian soccer player (b. 1880)
1965 – James Fitzmaurice, Irish soldier and pilot (b. 1898)
1968 – Ben Shlomo Lipman-Heilprin, Polish-Israeli neurologist and physician (b. 1902)
1968 – Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Quebec (b. 1915)
1968 – Władysław Kędra, Polish pianist (b. 1918)
1972 – Charles Correll, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1890)
1973 – Samuel Flagg Bemis, American historian and author (b. 1891)
1973 – Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1923)
1973 – Anna Magnani, Italian actress and singer (b. 1908)
1976 – Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1977 – Uday Shankar, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1900)
1978 – Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
1979 – Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (b. 1910)
1982 – Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (b. 1902)
1983 – Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (b. 1907)
1984 – Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
1984 – John Facenda, American sportscaster (b. 1913)
1987 – Ramang, Indonesian footballer and manager (b. 1928)
1987 – Herbert Tichy, Austrian geologist, journalist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)
1988 – Branko Zebec, Croatian football player and coach (b. 1929)
1989 – Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1920)
1990 – Alberto Moravia, Italian author and critic (b. 1907)
1991 – Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (The Hilltoppers) (b. 1919)
1995 – Kalju Pitksaar, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
1996 – Nicu Ceaușescu, Romanian politician (b. 1951)
1998 – Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
1999 – Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
1999 – Bernadette O’Farrell, Irish-Monacan actress (b. 1924)
2000 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
2000 – Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
2003 – Shawn Lane, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Black Oak Arkansas) (b. 1963)
2003 – Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (The Power Station and Vinegar Joe) (b. 1949)
2004 – Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder, model, and wrestler (b. 1969)
2005 – Helen Cresswell, English author and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2006 – Byron Nelson, American golfer and coach (b. 1912)
2006 – Iva Toguri D’Aquino, American typist and broadcaster (b. 1916)
2007 – Bill Wirtz, American businessman (b. 1929)
2008 – Marc Moulin, Belgian keyboard player, producer, and journalist (Aksak Maboul and Telex) (b. 1942)
2008 – Paul Newman, American actor, director, producer, and businessman, co-founded Newman’s Own (b. 1925)
2010 – Terry Newton, English rugby player (b. 1978)
2010 – Gloria Stuart, American actress and singer (b. 1910)
2011 – Bob Cassilly, American sculptor, founded the City Museum (b. 1949)
2012 – M’el Dowd, American actress and singer (b. 1933)
2012 – Sylvia Fedoruk, Canadian physicist and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (b. 1927)
2012 – Johnny Lewis, American actor (b. 1983)
2012 – Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (b. 1929)
2013 – Azizan Abdul Razak, Malaysian politician, 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah (b. 1944)
2013 – Seánie Duggan, Irish hurler (b. 1922)
2013 – Mario Montez, Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1935)
2013 – Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor (b. 1929)
2014 – Gerald Neugebauer, American astronomer and physicist (b. 1932)
Holidays and observances
Christian feast days:

Cosmas and Damian
John of Meda
Nilus the Younger
Lancelot Andrewes (commemoration, Anglicanism)
Wilson Carlile (Anglican)
September 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Day of the National Flag (Ecuador)
Dominion Day (New Zealand)
European Day of Languages (European Union)
Revolution Day (Yemen)