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What happend on 20. September in History

In our data base we found 333 events happened on 20. September:
  • 524: Kan B'alam I, Mayan ruler (d. 583) [category: Births]
  • 911: Louis the Child of the East Franks (b. 893) [category: Deaths]
  • 1058: Agnes de Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland. [category: Events]
  • 1161: Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181) [category: Births]
  • 1187: Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem. [category: Events]

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  • 1246: Michael of Chernigov (b. 1185) [category: Deaths]
  • 1260: the Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights. [category: Events]
  • 1378: Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the Butcher of Cesena, is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism. [category: Events]
  • 1384: Louis I, Duke of Anjou (b. 1339) [category: Deaths]
  • 1460: Gilles Binchois, Flemish composer (b. 1400) [category: Deaths]
  • 1486: Arthur, Prince of Wales (d. 1502) [category: Births]
  • 1498: The 1498 Meiō Nankaidō earthquake generates a tsunami that washes away the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; since then the Buddha has sat in the open air. [category: Events]
  • 1519: Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe. [category: Events]
  • 1586: Chidiock Tichborne, English poet, conspirator in the Babington Plot (b. 1558) [category: Deaths]
  • 1586: John Ballard, English priest, conspirator in the Babington Plot [category: Deaths]
  • 1590: Lodovico Agostini, Italian composer (b. 1534) [category: Deaths]
  • 1593: Gottfried Scheidt, German composer and organist (d. 1661) [category: Births]
  • 1596: Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain. [category: Events]
  • 1599: Christian the Younger of Brunswick, German military leader (d. 1623) [category: Births]
  • 1608: Jean-Jacques Olier, French priest, founder of Society of Saint-Sulpice (d. 1657) [category: Births]

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  • 1625: Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (b. 1555) [category: Deaths]
  • 1627: Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (b. 1560) [category: Deaths]
  • 1630: Claudio Saracini, Italian composer (b. 1586) [category: Deaths]
  • 1639: Johannes Meursius, Dutch scholar (b. 1579) [category: Deaths]
  • 1643: Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English politician and author (b. 1610) [category: Deaths]
  • 1684: Kim Seok-ju, Korean scholar, politician, and author (b. 1634) [category: Deaths]
  • 1685: Giuseppe Matteo Alberti, Italian violinist (d. 1751) [category: Births]
  • 1697: The Treaty of Rijswijk is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years' War (1688–97). [category: Events]
  • 1721: Thomas Doggett, Irish actor (b. 1640) [category: Deaths]
  • 1737: The finish of the Walking Purchase which forces the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony. [category: Events]
  • 1746: Maurice Benyovszky, Hungarian explorer and writer (d. 1786) [category: Births]
  • 1758: Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian emperor (d. 1806) [category: Births]
  • 1778: Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian navy officer and explorer (d. 1852) [category: Births]
  • 1792: French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy. [category: Events]
  • 1793: Fletcher Christian, English navy officer (b. 1764) [category: Deaths]
  • 1800: Benjamin Franklin White, American singer and composer (d. 1879) [category: Births]
  • 1803: Robert Emmet, Irish army officer (b. 1780) [category: Deaths]
  • 1815: Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (b. 1725) [category: Deaths]
  • 1820: John F. Reynolds, American general (d. 1863) [category: Births]
  • 1831: Kate Harrington, American teacher and poet (d. 1917) [category: Births]
  • 1833: Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian soldier and journalist, recipient of the Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1918) [category: Births]
  • 1835: Ragamuffin rebels capture Porto Alegre, then capital of the Brazilian imperial province of Rio Grande do Sul, triggering the start of ten-year-long Farroupilha Revolution. [category: Events]
  • 1839: Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet, English navy officer (b. 1769) [category: Deaths]
  • 1840: José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Paraguayan politician (b. 1766) [category: Deaths]
  • 1842: Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist (d. 1923) [category: Births]
  • 1844: William H. Illingworth, American photographer (d. 1893) [category: Births]
  • 1845: Matvei Gedenschtrom, Russian explorer (b. 1780) [category: Deaths]
  • 1848: The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created. [category: Events]
  • 1851: Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (d. 1929) [category: Births]
  • 1852: Philander Chase, American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (b. 1775) [category: Deaths]
  • 1853: Chulalongkorn, Thai king (d. 1910) [category: Births]
  • 1854: Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea. [category: Events]
  • 1855: José Trinidad Reyes, Honduran priest and educator (b. 1797) [category: Deaths]
  • 1857: The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company. [category: Events]
  • 1860: The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States. [category: Events]
  • 1861: Herbert Putnam, American lawyer, publisher, and librarian (d. 1955) [category: Births]
  • 1863: Jacob Grimm, German philologist, jurist, and author (b. 1785) [category: Deaths]
  • 1863: American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga ends. [category: Events]
  • 1870: Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia and complete the unification of Italy. [category: Events]
  • 1871: Bishop John Coleridge Patteson is martyred on the island of Nukapu, a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. He is the first bishop of Melanesia. [category: Events]
  • 1872: Maurice Gamelin, French general (d. 1958) [category: Births]
  • 1873: Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944) [category: Births]
  • 1873: Sidney Olcott, Canadian director (d. 1949) [category: Births]
  • 1878: Upton Sinclair, American journalist and author (d. 1968) [category: Births]
  • 1880: Louise Peete, American murderer (d. 1947) [category: Births]
  • 1881: Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield. [category: Events]
  • 1884: Maxwell Perkins, American publisher and editor (d. 1947) [category: Births]
  • 1884: Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b. 1802) [category: Deaths]
  • 1885: Jelly Roll Morton, American pianist, bandleader and composer (Red Hot Peppers and New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (d. 1941) [category: Births]
  • 1886: Charles Williams, English author (d. 1945) [category: Births]
  • 1889: Charles Reidpath, American runner (d. 1975) [category: Births]
  • 1892: Roy Turk, American songwriter (d. 1934) [category: Births]
  • 1893: Colin Fraser Barron, Scottish-Canadian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1958) [category: Births]
  • 1893: Hermann Lux, German footballer (d. 1962) [category: Births]
  • 1893: Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile. [category: Events]
  • 1898: Theodor Fontane, German author and poet (b. 1819) [category: Deaths]
  • 1899: Leo Strauss, German-American philosopher (d. 1973) [category: Births]
  • 1902: Stevie Smith, English author and poet (d. 1971) [category: Births]
  • 1906: Jean Dréville, French director (d. 1997) [category: Births]
  • 1906: Robert R. Hitt, American politician (b. 1834) [category: Deaths]
  • 1906: Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. [category: Events]
  • 1908: Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (b. 1844) [category: Deaths]
  • 1909: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the South Africa Act 1909, creating the Union of South Africa from the British Colonies of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Orange River Colony, and the Transvaal Colony. [category: Events]
  • 1910: The ocean liner SS France, later known as the "Versailles of the Atlantic", is launched. [category: Events]
  • 1911: Shriram Sharma, Indian philosopher (d. 1991) [category: Births]
  • 1911: White Star Line's RMS Olympic collides with British warship HMS Hawke. [category: Events]
  • 1913: John Collins, American guitarist (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Kenneth More, English actor (d. 1982) [category: Births]
  • 1915: K. H. Ting, Chinese bishop (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1916: Malik Meraj Khalid, Pakistani politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Clarice Taylor, American actress (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Don Starr, American actor (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (d. 1994) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Red Auerbach, American basketball coach (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Alberto de Lacerda, Portuguese poet (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Jay Ward, American cartoonist (d. 1989) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Foundation of the Spanish Legion. [category: Events]
  • 1921: Chico Hamilton, American drummer and bandleader [category: Births]
  • 1922: William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish-American poet (d. 1997) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Maurice Sauvé, Canadian economist and politician (d. 1992) [category: Births]
  • 1924: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Indian actor [category: Births]
  • 1924: Albert Marre, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1924: Gogi Grant, American singer [category: Births]
  • 1924: Jackie Paris, American singer and guitarist (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1925: Ananda Mahidol, Thai king (d. 1946) [category: Births]
  • 1925: Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Coasters and The Robins) (d. 1986) [category: Births]
  • 1925: James Bernard, English composer (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Colette Bonheur, Canadian singer (d. 1966) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Johnny Dankworth, English musician and composer (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (d. 1980) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Red Mitchell, American bassist, composer, and poet(d. 1992) [category: Births]
  • 1927: George Nichols, American actor and director (b. 1864) [category: Deaths]
  • 1928: Donald Hall, American poet [category: Births]
  • 1928: Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1928: Olga Ferri, Argentine dancer and choreographer (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1929: Anne Meara, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1930: Eddie Bo, American singer and pianist (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Gombojab Tsybikov, Russian explorer (b. 1873) [category: Deaths]
  • 1930: Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios. [category: Events]
  • 1931: Cherd Songsri, Thai director and producer (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1932: Wovoka, American religious leader, founded the Ghost Dance Movement (b. 1856) [category: Deaths]
  • 1933: Dennis Viollet, English footballer (d. 1999) [category: Births]
  • 1933: Steve McCall, American drummer (Air) (d. 1989) [category: Births]
  • 1933: Annie Besant, English activist (b. 1847) [category: Deaths]
  • 1934: Sophia Loren, Italian actress [category: Births]
  • 1934: Takayuki Kubota, Japanese martial artist [category: Births]
  • 1935: David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958) [category: Births]
  • 1935: Jim Taylor, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1935: Keith Roberts, English author (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1936: Salvador Reyes Monteón, Mexican footballer (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1937: Birgitta Dahl, Swedish politician [category: Births]
  • 1937: Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1938: Eric Gale, American guitarist and producer (Stuff) (d. 1994) [category: Births]
  • 1939: Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman [category: Births]
  • 1939: Paul Bruchési, Canadian archbishop (b. 1855) [category: Deaths]
  • 1940: Taro Aso, Japanese politician, 92nd Prime Minister of Japan [category: Births]
  • 1941: Alix de Lannoy, Belgian mother of Stéphanie de Lannoy (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1941: Dale Chihuly, American sculptor [category: Births]
  • 1941: Jim Cullum, Jr., American cornet player (Jim Cullum Jazz Band) [category: Births]
  • 1942: Gérald Tremblay, Canadian politician, 41st Mayor of Montreal [category: Births]
  • 1942: Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews. [category: Events]
  • 1945: Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian politician (b. 1869 [category: Deaths]
  • 1945: Eduard Wirths, German nazi physician (b. 1909) [category: Deaths]
  • 1945: Jack Thayer, American survivor of the Sinking of the RMS Titanic (b. 1894) [category: Deaths]
  • 1945: William Seabrook, American occultist, journalist, and explorer (b. 1884) [category: Deaths]
  • 1946: Markandey Katju, Indian judge [category: Births]
  • 1946: Pete Coors, American businessman [category: Births]
  • 1946: Raimu, French actor (b. 1883) [category: Deaths]
  • 1947: Billy Bang, American singer and composer (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1947: Bruce Pasternack, American businessman [category: Births]
  • 1947: Chris Ortloff, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1947: Jude Devereaux, American author [category: Births]
  • 1947: Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995) [category: Births]
  • 1947: Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, French journalist and author [category: Births]
  • 1947: Steve Gerber, American writer and editor (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1947: Wojciech Kurtyka, Polish mountaineer [category: Births]
  • 1947: Fiorello La Guardia, American politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (b. 1882) [category: Deaths]
  • 1948: Chuck Panozzo, American bass player (Styx) [category: Births]
  • 1948: George R. R. Martin, American screenwriter and author [category: Births]
  • 1948: John Panozzo, American drummer (Styx) (d. 1996) [category: Births]
  • 1948: Husain Salaahuddin, Maldivian scholar, poet, and writer (b. 1881) [category: Deaths]
  • 1949: Anthony Denison, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1949: Mahesh Bhatt, Indian director [category: Births]
  • 1951: Cornelia Behm, German politician [category: Births]
  • 1951: Guy Lafleur, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1951: Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator, and academic [category: Births]
  • 1951: Mike Graham, American wrestler (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1954: Henry Samueli, American businessman, co-founded Broadcom [category: Births]
  • 1956: Debbi Morgan, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1956: Gary Cole, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1956: John Harle, English saxophonist, composer, conductor, and producer [category: Births]
  • 1956: Steve Coleman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader [category: Births]
  • 1957: Alannah Currie, New Zealand singer-songwriter (Thompson Twins) [category: Births]
  • 1957: Michael Hurst, New Zealand actor and director [category: Births]
  • 1957: Heino Kaski, Finnish composer and pianist (b. 1885) [category: Deaths]
  • 1957: Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (b. 1865) [category: Deaths]
  • 1958: Arn Anderson, American wrestler and author [category: Births]
  • 1958: Oscar O'Brien, Canadian priest, composer, and pianist (b. 1892) [category: Deaths]
  • 1959: Joanna Domańska, Polish pianist and educator [category: Births]
  • 1960: Dave Hemingway, English singer-songwriter (The Beautiful South and The Housemartins) [category: Births]
  • 1960: Deborah Roberts, American journalist [category: Births]
  • 1961: Lisa Bloom, American lawyer [category: Births]
  • 1961: Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece. [category: Events]
  • 1962: James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi. [category: Events]
  • 1964: Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress [category: Births]
  • 1964: Randy Bradbury, American bass player (Pennywise and One Hit Wonder) [category: Births]
  • 1965: Robert Rusler, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1966: Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Extreme, Satellite Party, DramaGods, and Mourning Widows) [category: Births]
  • 1967: Gunnar Nelson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nelson) [category: Births]
  • 1967: Kristen Johnston, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1967: Martin Harrison, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1967: Matthew Nelson, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Nelson) [category: Births]
  • 1967: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line. [category: Events]
  • 1968: Ben Shepherd, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Soundgarden, Hater, and Wellwater Conspiracy)) [category: Births]
  • 1968: Darrell Russell, American race car driver (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1968: Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress [category: Births]
  • 1968: Van Jones, American attorney and activist [category: Births]
  • 1969: Megumi Kudo, Japanese wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1969: Patrick Pentland, Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Sloan) [category: Births]
  • 1969: Richard Witschge, Dutch footballer [category: Births]
  • 1969: Tim Rogers, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (You Am I) [category: Births]
  • 1969: Victoria Dillard, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1970: Alexandros Othonaios, Greek general, 126h Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1879) [category: Deaths]
  • 1970: Syrian tanks roll into Jordan in response to continued fighting between Jordan and the fedayeen. [category: Events]
  • 1971: Dominika Peczynski, Swedish singer (Army of Lovers and Nouveau Riche) [category: Births]
  • 1971: Henrik Larsson, Swedish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1971: Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer [category: Births]
  • 1971: Todd Blackadder, New Zealand rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1971: Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900) [category: Deaths]
  • 1971: Having weakened after making landfall in Nicaragua the previous day, Hurricane Irene regains enough strength to be renamed Hurricane Olivia, making it the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific. [category: Events]
  • 1972: Sergio Di Zio, Canadian actor [category: Births]
  • 1972: Pierre-Henri Simon, French historian and author (b. 1903) [category: Deaths]
  • 1973: Ronald McKinnon, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1973: Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943) [category: Deaths]
  • 1973: Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas. [category: Events]
  • 1974: Michael Waddington, American lawyer [category: Births]
  • 1975: Asia Argento, Italian actress [category: Births]
  • 1975: Jason Robinson, American saxophonist and composer (Cosmologic, Cross Border Trio, Groundation, and Trummerflora Collective) [category: Births]
  • 1975: Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1975: Moon Bloodgood, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1975: Saint-John Perse, French poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887) [category: Deaths]
  • 1976: Agata Buzek, Polish actress [category: Births]
  • 1976: Enuka Okuma, Canadian actress [category: Births]
  • 1976: Jon Bernthal, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1976: Reuben Singh, English businessman [category: Births]
  • 1976: Yo Hitoto, Japanese singer [category: Births]
  • 1976: Yui Horie, Japanese voice actress and singer [category: Births]
  • 1977: Chris Mooney, American journalist [category: Births]
  • 1977: Namie Amuro, Japanese singer, dancer, and actress (Super Monkey's and Suite Chic) [category: Births]
  • 1977: The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations. [category: Events]
  • 1978: Dante Hall, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1978: Héctor Camacho, Jr., Puerto Rican boxer [category: Births]
  • 1978: Jason Bay, Canadian baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1978: Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer-songwriter and producer [category: Births]
  • 1978: Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer [category: Births]
  • 1978: T.J. Tucker, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1979: Dan Gillespie Sells, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Feeling and Speedway) [category: Births]
  • 1979: Sean Davis, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1979: Wilfried Tevoedjre, Beninese swimmer [category: Births]
  • 1979: Ludvík Svoboda, Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1895) [category: Deaths]
  • 1979: A coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I. [category: Events]
  • 1980: Jonathan Le Billon, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1980: Madison Young, American porn actress and director, founded Femina Potens Art Gallery [category: Births]
  • 1980: Mariacarla Boscono, Italian model [category: Births]
  • 1980: Mehrzad Marashi, German singer [category: Births]
  • 1980: Ryan Donowho, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1980: Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist [category: Births]
  • 1980: Sanpei Hayashiya I, Japanese comedian (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 1981: Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1981: Joanie Dodds, American model [category: Births]
  • 1981: Jordan Tata, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1982: Aaron Burkart, German race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1982: Athanasios Tsigas, Greek footballer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Brian Fortuna, American dancer and choreographer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Jason Bacashihua, American ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1982: Sarah Glendening, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1982: The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike. [category: Events]
  • 1983: Freya Murray, Scottish runner [category: Births]
  • 1983: Yuna Ito, American-Japanese singer-songwriter and actress [category: Births]
  • 1983: Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1984: Brian Joubert, French figure skater [category: Births]
  • 1984: Steve Goodman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948) [category: Deaths]
  • 1984: A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people. [category: Events]
  • 1985: Ruhi Su, Turkish singer-songwriter [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: Capital gains tax is introduced in Australia, one of a number of tax reforms by the Hawke/Keating government. [category: Events]
  • 1986: Aldis Hodge, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1987: Jack Lawless, American drummer (Ocean Grove) [category: Births]
  • 1987: Sarah Natochenny, American actress and model [category: Births]
  • 1987: Son Ga-In, Member of Korean girlgroup Brown Eyed Girls [category: Births]
  • 1987: Tito Tebaldi, Italian rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Michael Stewart, American playwright (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 1989: Richie Ginther, American race car driver (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 1990: Erich Gonzales, Filipino actress [category: Births]
  • 1990: John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1990: Marilou, Canadian singer [category: Births]
  • 1990: Phillip Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist [category: Births]
  • 1990: South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia. [category: Events]
  • 1991: Isaac Cofie, Ghanaian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1991: Spencer Locke, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1992: Amidu Salifu, Ghanaian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1993: Erich Hartmann, German pilot, highest-scoring fighter ace of all time (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: Jule Styne, English-American songwriter (b. 1905) [category: Deaths]
  • 1995: Laura Dekker, Dutch sailor [category: Births]
  • 1995: Sammi Hanratty, American actress and singer [category: Births]
  • 1996: Max Manus, Norwegian resistance fighter (b. 1914) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1913) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Paul Weston, American conductor and arranger (b. 1912) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Matt Christopher, American author (b. 1917) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Nick Traina, American singer-songwriter (Link 80) (b. 1978) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Muriel Humphrey Brown, American politician (b. 1912) [category: Deaths]
  • 1999: Raisa Gorbachova, Russian wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 1999: Robert Lebel, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1905) [category: Deaths]
  • 2000: Gherman Titov, Russian astronaut (b. 1935) [category: Deaths]
  • 2000: The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by unapprehended forces using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile. [category: Events]
  • 2001: In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror". [category: Events]
  • 2002: Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Russian actor (b. 1971) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: The Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide. [category: Events]
  • 2003: Gareth Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn, Welsh politician (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: Gordon Mitchell, American actor (b. 1923) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician, 1st Vice President of Zimbabwe (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé. [category: Events]
  • 2004: Brian Clough, English footballer and manager (b. 1935) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Townsend Hoopes, American historian (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian holocaust survivor and nazi hunter (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: John W. Peterson, American songwriter (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Between 15,000 and 20,000 protesters marched on Jena, Louisiana, in support of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate. [category: Events]
  • 2008: A dump truck full of explosives detonates in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others. [category: Events]
  • 2010: Kenny McKinley, American football player (b. 1987) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Leonard Skinner, American educator, namesake of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghan politician, 10th President of Afghanistan (b. 1940) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time. [category: Events]
  • 2012: Dinesh Thakur, Indian actor and director (b. 1947) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Dorothy Wedderburn, English academic (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Fortunato Baldelli, Italian cardinal (b. 1935) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Gianfranco Dell'Innocenti, Italian footballer (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Paul O'Connor, Irish hurler (b. 1963) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Richard H. Cracroft, American academic and author (b. 1936) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Robert G. Barrett, Australian author (b. 1946) [category: Deaths]
  • 480_bc: Greeks defeat Persians in the Battle of Salamis [category: Events]
  • _: Agapitus (Western Christianity) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Christian Feast Day: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Eustace (Western Christianity) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Farroupilha Revolution (Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence Day of South Ossetia (not fully recognized) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: John Coleridge Patteson (Anglicanism) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Korean Martyrs, including Andrew Kim Taegon and Laurent-Marie-Joseph Imbert [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Youth Day (Thailand) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: September 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: The seventh day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion began. (Ancient Greece) [category: Holidays and observances]