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What happend on 2. September in History

In our data base we found 314 events happened on 2. September:
  • 421: Constantius III, Roman Emperor [category: Deaths]
  • 421: Galla Placidia, wife of the Emperor Constantius III, becomes a widow for the second time when he dies suddenly of an illness. [category: Events]
  • 459: Simeon Stylites, Turkish saint (b. 390) [category: Deaths]
  • 1031: Saint Emeric of Hungary (b. 1007) [category: Deaths]
  • 1274: Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242) [category: Deaths]

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  • 1397: Francesco Landini, Italian composer, organist, singer, and poet (b. 1335) [category: Deaths]
  • 1540: Dawit II of Ethiopia (b. 1501) [category: Deaths]
  • 1649: The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro. [category: Events]
  • 1661: Georg Böhm, German organist and composer (d. 1733) [category: Births]
  • 1666: The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St Paul's Cathedral. [category: Events]
  • 1675: William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742) [category: Births]
  • 1680: Per Brahe the Younger, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1602) [category: Deaths]
  • 1688: Sir Robert Viner, 1st Baronet, English politician (b. 1631) [category: Deaths]
  • 1690: Philip William, Elector Palatine (b. 1615) [category: Deaths]
  • 1752: Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe. [category: Events]
  • 1753: Marie Joséphine of Savoy (d. 1810) [category: Births]
  • 1764: Nathaniel Bliss, English astronomer (b. 1700) [category: Deaths]
  • 1765: Henry Bouquet, Swiss-English army officer (b. 1719) [category: Deaths]
  • 1768: Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703) [category: Deaths]
  • 1778: Louis Bonaparte, French-Dutch king (d. 1846) [category: Births]

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  • 1789: The United States Department of the Treasury is founded. [category: Events]
  • 1790: Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, German historian and theologian (b. 1701) [category: Deaths]
  • 1792: During what became known as the September Massacres of the French Revolution, rampaging mobs slaughter three Roman Catholic Church bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers. [category: Events]
  • 1805: Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851) [category: Births]
  • 1806: A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457. [category: Events]
  • 1807: The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon. [category: Events]
  • 1810: William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897) [category: Births]
  • 1811: The University of Oslo is founded as The Royal Fredericks University, after Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway. [category: Events]
  • 1813: Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (b. 1763) [category: Deaths]
  • 1820: Lucretia Hale, American journalist and author (d. 1900) [category: Births]
  • 1820: Jiaqing Emperor of China (b. 1760) [category: Deaths]
  • 1830: William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911) [category: Births]
  • 1832: Franz Xaver von Zach, Austrian astronomer (b. 1754) [category: Deaths]
  • 1833: Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio is founded by John Jay Shipherd and Philo P. Stewart. [category: Events]
  • 1834: Thomas Telford, Scottish engineer and architect, designed the Menai Suspension Bridge (b. 1757) [category: Deaths]
  • 1838: Liliuokalani of Hawaii (d. 1917) [category: Births]
  • 1839: Henry George, American economist (d. 1897) [category: Births]
  • 1847: Roger Wolcott, American politician, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900) [category: Births]
  • 1850: Albert Spalding, American baseball player, manager, and businessman, co-founded the Spalding Sporting Goods Company (d. 1915) [category: Births]
  • 1850: Eugene Field American writer and poet (d. 1895) [category: Births]
  • 1850: Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919) [category: Births]
  • 1852: Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935) [category: Births]
  • 1853: Wilhelm Ostwald, Russian-German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932) [category: Births]
  • 1854: Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and activist (d. 1910) [category: Births]
  • 1856: The Tianjing Incident takes place in Nanjing, China. [category: Events]
  • 1857: Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927) [category: Births]
  • 1859: A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service. [category: Events]
  • 1862: Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881) [category: Births]
  • 1862: American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George B. McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run. [category: Events]
  • 1864: American Civil War: Union forces enter Atlanta, Georgia, a day after the Confederate defenders flee the city, ending the Atlanta Campaign. [category: Events]
  • 1865: Simeón Ola, Filipino general (d. 1952) [category: Births]
  • 1865: William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (b. 1805) [category: Deaths]
  • 1866: Charles Vintcent, South African cricketer (d. 1943) [category: Births]
  • 1867: Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji of Japan, marries Masako Ichijō. The Empress consort is thereafter known as Lady Haruko. Since her death in 1914, she is called by the posthumous name Empress Shōken. [category: Events]
  • 1870: Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan – Prussian forces take Napoleon III of France and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner. [category: Events]
  • 1872: Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783) [category: Deaths]
  • 1877: Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1956) [category: Births]
  • 1877: Constantine Kanaris, Greek admiral and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1793) [category: Deaths]
  • 1878: Ion Dragoumis, Greek diplomat, writer, and revolutionary (d. 1920) [category: Births]
  • 1878: Werner von Blomberg, German field marshal (d. 1946) [category: Births]
  • 1879: An Jung-geun, Korean activist, assassin of Ito Hirobumi (d. 1910) [category: Births]
  • 1883: Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria (d. 1963) [category: Births]
  • 1884: Frank Laubach, American missionary and mystic (d. 1970) [category: Births]
  • 1885: Rock Springs massacre: in Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 White miners, who are struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers killing 28, wounding 15 and forcing several hundred more out of town. [category: Events]
  • 1886: Warren Brittingham, American soccer player (d. 1962) [category: Births]
  • 1894: Joseph Roth, Austrian novelist (d. 1939) [category: Births]
  • 1896: Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839) [category: Deaths]
  • 1898: Wilford Woodruff, American religious leader, 4th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807) [category: Deaths]
  • 1898: Battle of Omdurman – British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan. [category: Events]
  • 1901: Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (d. 1977) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Andreas Embirikos, Greek poet (d. 1975) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair. [category: Events]
  • 1910: Henri Rousseau, French painter (b. 1844) [category: Deaths]
  • 1911: Romare Bearden, American painter and writer (d. 1988) [category: Births]
  • 1912: Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967) [category: Births]
  • 1913: Bill Shankly, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1981) [category: Births]
  • 1913: Israel Gelfand, Russian mathematician (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Tom Glazer, American singer-songwriter and composer (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1915: Benjamin Aaron, American attorney and scholar (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1915: Meinhardt Raabe, American actor (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Cleveland Amory, American author (d. 1997) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 1995) [category: Births]
  • 1918: Allen Drury, American novelist (d. 1998) [category: Births]
  • 1919: Marge Champion, American actress and dancer [category: Births]
  • 1921: Anthony Francis Lucas Croatian-American businessman (b. 1855) [category: Deaths]
  • 1921: Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840) [category: Deaths]
  • 1923: René Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002) [category: Births]
  • 1924: Daniel arap Moi, Kenyan politician, 2nd President of Kenya [category: Births]
  • 1925: Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Milo Hamilton, American sportscaster [category: Births]
  • 1927: Umegatani Tōtarō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 20th Yokozuna (b. 1878) [category: Deaths]
  • 1928: Horace Silver, American pianist and composer [category: Births]
  • 1928: Jim Jordan, Canadian politician (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1929: Hal Ashby, American director (d. 1988) [category: Births]
  • 1929: Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1931: Clifford Jordan, American saxophonist (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1932: Arnold Greenberg, American businessman, co-founded Snapple (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1933: Ed Conlin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1934: Chuck McCann, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1934: Grady Nutt, American comedian, minister, and author (d. 1982) [category: Births]
  • 1934: Sam Gooden, American singer (The Impressions) [category: Births]
  • 1934: Alcide Nunez, American clarinet player (b. 1884) [category: Deaths]
  • 1934: James Allan, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1860) [category: Deaths]
  • 1934: Russ Columbo, American singer, violinist, and actor (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 1935: D. Wayne Lukas, American horse trainer [category: Births]
  • 1935: Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: a large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423. [category: Events]
  • 1936: Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American businessman, engineer, and author [category: Births]
  • 1936: Károly Krajczár, Hungarian-Slovene educator and writer [category: Births]
  • 1937: Derek Fowlds, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1937: Len Carlson, Canadian voice actor (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1937: Peter Ueberroth, American sport executive [category: Births]
  • 1937: Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1863) [category: Deaths]
  • 1938: Clarence Felder, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1938: Giuliano Gemma, Italian actor [category: Births]
  • 1938: Mary Jo Catlett, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1939: World War II: following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed by Nazi Germany. [category: Events]
  • 1940: Jimmy Clanton, American singer [category: Births]
  • 1941: David Bale, South African–American pilot and activist (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1941: Graeme Langlands, Australian rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1941: John Thompson, Jr., American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster [category: Births]
  • 1941: Jyrki Otila, Finnish economist, politician, and game show host (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1941: Lloyd Seay, American race car driver (b. 1919) [category: Deaths]
  • 1942: James Juvenal, American rower (b. 1874) [category: Deaths]
  • 1942: Tom Williams, Irish soldier (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 1943: Glen Sather, Canadian ice hockey player and executive [category: Births]
  • 1943: Joe Simon, American singer-songwriter and producer [category: Births]
  • 1943: Rosalind Ashford, American singer (Martha and the Vandellas) [category: Births]
  • 1944: Janet Simpson, English sprinter (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1944: Bella Rosenfeld, Russian-American model and author (b. 1895) [category: Deaths]
  • 1945: Mason Phelps, American golfer (b. 1885) [category: Deaths]
  • 1945: Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. [category: Events]
  • 1945: World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender of Japan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. [category: Events]
  • 1946: Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Dan White, American politician, assassin of George Moscone and Harvey Milk (d. 1985) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Joe Yamanaka, Japanese singer and actor (Flower Travellin' Band and The Wailers Band) (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Luis Ávalos, Cuban actor [category: Births]
  • 1946: Walt Simonson, American illustrator and writer [category: Births]
  • 1946: The Interim Government of India is formed with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President with the powers of a Prime Minister. [category: Events]
  • 1947: Jim Richards, New Zealand race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1947: Louis Michel, Belgian politician [category: Births]
  • 1947: Richard Coughlan, English drummer (Caravan and The Wilde Flowers) [category: Births]
  • 1948: Christa McAuliffe, American educator and astronaut (d. 1986) [category: Births]
  • 1948: Nate Archibald, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1948: Terry Bradshaw, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1948: Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883) [category: Deaths]
  • 1949: Moira Stuart, English journalist [category: Births]
  • 1950: Michael Rother, German musician and composer (Neu!, Kraftwerk, and Harmonia) [category: Births]
  • 1950: Rosanna DeSoto, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1950: Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman [category: Births]
  • 1951: Jim DeMint, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1951: Jon Feltheimer, American film executive [category: Births]
  • 1951: Mark Harmon, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1951: Michael Gray, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1951: Mik Kaminski, English violinist (Electric Light Orchestra, Violinski, and ELO Part II) [category: Births]
  • 1952: Jimmy Connors, American tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1953: Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1953: John Zorn, American saxophonist, producer, and composer (Naked City, Masada, and Painkiller) [category: Births]
  • 1953: Hendrik Offerhaus, Dutch rower (b. 1875) [category: Deaths]
  • 1953: Jonathan M. Wainwright, American general (b. 1883) [category: Deaths]
  • 1956: Angelo Fusco, Irish army officer [category: Births]
  • 1956: Mario Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1957: Tony Alva, American skateboarder [category: Births]
  • 1957: President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia. [category: Events]
  • 1958: Olivier Grouillard, French race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1958: United States Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan in Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew members are killed. [category: Events]
  • 1959: Guy Laliberté, Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and poker player, founder of Cirque du Soleil [category: Births]
  • 1960: Eric Dickerson, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1960: John S. Hall, American poet [category: Births]
  • 1960: Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician [category: Births]
  • 1960: Rex Hudler, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1960: The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day. [category: Events]
  • 1961: Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1962: Alonso Lujambio, Mexican politician (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1962: Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor [category: Births]
  • 1962: Jon Berkeley, Irish author and illustrator [category: Births]
  • 1962: Prachya Pinkaew, Thai director [category: Births]
  • 1962: William Wilkerson, American businessman, founder of The Hollywood Reporter and the Flamingo Hotel (b. 1890) [category: Deaths]
  • 1963: Sam Mitchell, American basketball player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1963: CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes. [category: Events]
  • 1964: Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor [category: Births]
  • 1964: Alvin York, American soldier (b. 1887) [category: Deaths]
  • 1964: Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900) [category: Deaths]
  • 1965: Lennox Lewis, English-Canadian boxer [category: Births]
  • 1965: Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian director and screenwriter [category: Births]
  • 1965: Johannes Bobrowski, German poet and writer (b. 1917) [category: Deaths]
  • 1966: Dino Cazares, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Fear Factory, Asesino, and Divine Heresy) [category: Births]
  • 1966: Massimo Cuttitta, Italian rugby player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1966: Olivier Panis, French race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1966: Salma Hayek, Mexican-American actress, director, and producer [category: Births]
  • 1966: Tuc Watkins, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1967: Andreas Möller, German footballer [category: Births]
  • 1967: Frank Fontsere, American drummer (Fozzy and Stuck Mojo) [category: Births]
  • 1968: Cynthia Watros, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1968: Kristen Cloke, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1969: Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer (K-Ci & JoJo) [category: Births]
  • 1969: Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1969: Stéphane Matteau, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1969: Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnamese politician, President of North Vietnam (b. 1890) [category: Deaths]
  • 1970: NASA announces the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 (the designation is re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19. [category: Events]
  • 1971: César Sánchez, Spanish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1971: Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier [category: Births]
  • 1971: Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor [category: Births]
  • 1971: Shauna Sand, American model and actress [category: Births]
  • 1971: Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist [category: Births]
  • 1971: Tommy Maddox, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1971: Robert Mensah, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1939) [category: Deaths]
  • 1972: Matthew Dunn, Australian swimmer [category: Births]
  • 1972: Robert Coles, English golfer [category: Births]
  • 1973: Indika de Saram, Sri Lankan cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1973: Jason Blake, American ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1973: Katt Williams, American comedian, actor, and rapper [category: Births]
  • 1973: Carl Dudley, American director (b. 1910) [category: Deaths]
  • 1973: J. R. R. Tolkien, English philologist, writer, and poet (b. 1892) [category: Deaths]
  • 1974: Inari Vachs, American porn actress [category: Births]
  • 1974: Steven Johnson, Australian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1975: MC Chris, American rapper, actor, and writer [category: Births]
  • 1976: Aziz Zakari, Ghanaian sprinter [category: Births]
  • 1976: Erin Hershey Presley, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1976: Phil Lipscomb, American bass player (Taproot) [category: Births]
  • 1976: Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 1977: Amanda Marcotte, American blogger [category: Births]
  • 1977: Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1978: Fred G. Meyer, American businessman, founder of Fred Meyer (b. 1886) [category: Deaths]
  • 1979: Alex Chu, South Korean-Canadian singer and actor (Clazziquai) [category: Births]
  • 1979: Brian Westbrook, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1979: Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor [category: Births]
  • 1979: Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer [category: Births]
  • 1979: Otto P. Weyland, American general (b. 1903) [category: Deaths]
  • 1980: Danny Shittu, Nigerian Footballer [category: Births]
  • 1980: Dany Sabourin, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1980: Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1981: Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress [category: Births]
  • 1981: Chris Tremlett, English cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian director and producer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Jason Hammel, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1982: Joey Barton, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress [category: Births]
  • 1983: Mark Foster, English rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1983: Rich Boy, American rapper and producer [category: Births]
  • 1984: Danson Tang, Taiwanese model, actor, and singer [category: Births]
  • 1984: Jack Peñate, English singer-songwriter and guitarist [category: Births]
  • 1984: Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: Abe Lenstra, Dutch footballer (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955) [category: Deaths]
  • 1986: Gelson Fernandes, Swiss footballer [category: Births]
  • 1986: Kyle Hines, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1986: Rob Ramsay, Canadian actor [category: Births]
  • 1987: Scott Moir, Canadian ice dancer [category: Births]
  • 1987: Spencer Smith, American drummer (Panic! at the Disco) [category: Births]
  • 1988: Ishant Sharma, Indian cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Ishmeet Singh, Indian singer (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1988: Javi Martínez, Spanish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1989: Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1989: Joel Goonan, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1989: Marcus Morris, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1989: Markieff Morris, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1989: William Hanson, English etiquette consultant [category: Births]
  • 1990: Marcus Ericsson, Swedish race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1990: Shayla Worley, American gymnast [category: Births]
  • 1990: Transnistria is unilaterally proclaimed a Soviet republic; the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void. [category: Events]
  • 1991: Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: Alberto Masi, Italian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1992: Barbara McClintock, American geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people. [category: Events]
  • 1993: Montana Cox, Australian model [category: Births]
  • 1994: Roy Castle, English actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Sungha Jung, South Korean guitarist [category: Births]
  • 1996: Paddy Clift, Zimbabwean cricketer (b. 1953) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Nikki Taylor Melton, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1997: Rudolf Bing, Austrian-English manager (b. 1902) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (b. 1905) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Allen Drury, American novelist (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed. [category: Events]
  • 1998: The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide. [category: Events]
  • 2000: Curt Siodmak, German-American screenwriter (b. 1907) [category: Deaths]
  • 2000: Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: Dick Reynolds, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1915) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Eleni Zafeiriou, Greek actress (b. 1916) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Joan Oró, Catalan chemist (b. 1923) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Bob Denver, American actor (b. 1935) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Bob Mathias, American decathlete and politician (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Willi Ninja, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1961) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Esther Hoffe, Israeli mistress of Max Brod [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer, created TransAmerica (b. 1957) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Max McNab, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Rajae Belmlih, Moroccan singer (b. 1962) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Bill Melendez, Mexican-American animator, director, producer, and voice actor (b. 1916) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Indian politician, 14th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1949) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean TV host (b. 1966) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Bert Worner, Australian footballer (b. 1929) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Blas Riquelme, Paraguayan politician and businessman (b. 1929) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Emmanuel Nunes, Portuguese composer (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Jack Boucher, American photographer (b. 1931) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Mark Abrahamian, American guitarist (Starship) (b. 1966) [category: Deaths]
  • 31_bc: Final War of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium – off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra. [category: Events]
  • 44_bc: Cicero launches the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months. [category: Events]
  • 44_bc: Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. [category: Events]
  • _: Acepsimas of Hnaita and companions (Syriac Orthodox Church) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Agricola of Avignon [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Antoninus of Pamiers [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Castor of Apt [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Christian Feast Day: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Democracy Day (Tibet) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence day (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, unrecognized) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence day (Transnistria, unrecognized) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Day, celebrates the independence of Vietnam from Japan and France in 1945. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Nonnosus [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: San Esteban del Rey (Acoma Pueblo) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Sedantag (German Empire) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) [category: Holidays and observances]