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  • What happened on September 8
  • September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on September 8
  • 617 – Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang’an and the eventual establishment of the Tang dynasty.
  • 1100 – Election of Antipope Theodoric.
  • 1253 – Pope Innocent IV canonised Stanislaus of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II.
  • 1264 – The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
  • 1271 – Pope John XXI is chosen.
  • 1331 – Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
  • 1380 – Battle of Kulikovo: Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.
  • 1504 – Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
  • 1514 – Battle of Orsha: In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.
  • 1551 – The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
  • 1565 – St. Augustine, Florida was founded by Spanish admiral and Florida’s first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.
  • 1565 – The Knights of Malta lift the Ottoman siege of Malta that began on May 18.
  • 1612 – The foundation day in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.
  • 1655 – Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge, making it the first time the city is captured by a foreign army.
  • 1727 – A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
  • 1755 – French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.
  • 1756 – French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
  • 1761 – Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
  • 1775 – The unsuccessful Rising of the Priests in Malta.
  • 1781 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war’s last significant battle in the Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory.
  • 1793 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
  • 1796 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano: French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.
  • 1810 – The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor’s newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor’s men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.
  • 1831 – William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1831 – November Uprising: Battle of Warsaw ends, effectively ending the Insurrection.
  • 1860 – The steamship PS Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.
  • 1862 – Millennium of Russia monument unveiled in Novgorod.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass: On the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts aUnion invasion of Texas.
  • 1883 – The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final “golden spike” in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.
  • 1888 – In Spain, the first travel of Isaac Peral’s submarine, was the first practical submarine ever made.
  • 1888 – In London, the body of Jack the Ripper’s second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.
  • 1888 – In England the first six Football League matches are played.
  • 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
  • 1900 – Galveston hurricane: A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
  • 1905 – The 7.2 Mw Calabria earthquake shakes Southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 557 and 2,500 people.
  • 1914 – World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.
  • 1921 – Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old, wins the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
  • 1923 – Honda Point disaster: Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.
  • 1925 – Rif War: Spanish forces including troops from the Foreign Legion under Colonel Francisco Franco landing at Al Hoceima, Morocco.
  • 1926 – Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
  • 1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
  • 1933 – Ghazi bin Faisal became King of Iraq.
  • 1934 – Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 135 people.
  • 1935 – US Senator from Louisiana Huey Long is fatally shot in the Louisiana State Capitol building.
  • 1941 – World War II: Siege of Leningrad begins. German forces begin the siege of Leningrad.
  • 1943 – World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati is bombed by USAAF.
  • 1943 – World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy.
  • 1944 – World War II: London is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time.
  • 1945 – Cold War: United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.
  • 1946 – A 95.6% vote in favor of abolishing the monarchy in Bulgaria.
  • 1951 – Treaty of San Francisco: In San Francisco, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan in formal recognition of the end of the Pacific War.
  • 1952 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
  • 1954 – The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established.
  • 1960 – In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).
  • 1962 – Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a constitution.
  • 1962 – Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 Evening Star.
  • 1966 – The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, “The Man Trap”.
  • 1971 – In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.
  • 1974 – Watergate scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
  • 1975 – Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline “I Am A Homosexual”. He is given a general discharge, later upgraded to honorable.
  • 1978 – Black Friday, a massacre by soldiers against protesters in Tehran, provoked 700-3000 deaths, it marks the beginning of the end of the monarchy in Iran
  • 1988 – Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
  • 1989 – Partnair Flight 394 drove into the North Sea, killing 55 people. The investigation showed that the tail of the plane vibrated loose in flight due to sub-standard connecting bolts that had been fraudulently sold as aircraft-grade.
  • 1991 – The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.
  • 1994 – USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.
  • 2004 – NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.
  • 2005 – Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.

 

 

 

  • Births on September 8
  • 685 – Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (d. 762)
  • 801 – Ansgar, German archbishop and saint (d. 865)
  • 828 – Ali al-Hadi, Saudi Arabian 10th of the Twelve Imams (d. 868)
  • 1157 – Richard I of England (d. 1199)
  • 1209 – Sancho II of Portugal (d. 1248)
  • 1271 – Charles Martel of Anjou (d. 1295)
  • 1380 – Bernardino of Siena, Italian priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1444)
  • 1413 – Catherine of Bologna, Italian nun and saint (d. 1463)
  • 1442 – John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander and politician, Lord Great Chamberlain of England (d. 1513)
  • 1474 – Ludovico Ariosto, Italian playwright and poet (d. 1533)
  • 1515 – Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish priest and scholar (d. 1585)
  • 1588 – Marin Mersenne, French mathematician, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1648)
  • 1611 – Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German scholar and critic (d. 1671)
  • 1621 – Louis, Grand Condé, French general (d. 1686)
  • 1633 – Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (d. 1654)
  • 1672 – Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (d. 1703)
  • 1698 – François Francoeur, French violinist and composer (d. 1787)
  • 1742 – Ozias Humphry, English painter and academic (d. 1810)
  • 1749 – Yolande de Polastron, French educator (d. 1793)
  • 1750 – Tanikaze Kajinosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 4th Yokozuna (d. 1795)
  • 1752 – Carl Stenborg, Swedish opera singer, actor, and director (d. 1813)
  • 1767 – August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1845)
  • 1774 – Anne Catherine Emmerich, German nun and mystic (d. 1824)
  • 1779 – Mustafa IV, Ottoman sultan (d. 1808)
  • 1783 – N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish pastor, philosopher, and author (d. 1872)
  • 1804 – Eduard Mörike, German pastor, poet, and academic (d. 1875)
  • 1814 – Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French archaeologist, ethnographer, and historian (d. 1874)
  • 1815 – Giuseppina Strepponi, Italian soprano and educator (d. 1897)
  • 1822 – Karl von Ditmar, German geologist and explorer (d. 1892)
  • 1824 – Jaime Nunó, Spanish-American composer, conductor, and director (d. 1908)
  • 1828 – Joshua Chamberlain, American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (d. 1914)
  • 1828 – Clarence Cook, American author and critic (d. 1900)
  • 1830 – Frédéric Mistral, French poet and lexicographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
  • 1831 – Wilhelm Raabe, German author and painter (d. 1910)
  • 1841 – Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer and academic (d. 1904)
  • 1846 – Paul Chater, Indian-Hong Kong businessman and politician (d. 1926)
  • 1851 – John Jenkins, American-Australian businessman and politician, 22nd Premier of South Australia (d. 1923)
  • 1852 – Gojong of Korea (d. 1919)
  • 1857 – Georg Michaelis, German academic and politician, 6th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1863 – Mary of the Divine Heart, German nun and saint (d. 1899)
  • 1867 – Alexander Parvus, Belarusian-German theoretician and activist (d. 1924)
  • 1868 – Seth Weeks, American mandolin player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1953)
  • 1869 – José María Pino Suárez, Mexican politician, Vice President of Mexico, murdered in a military coup (d. 1913)
  • 1871 – Samuel McLaughlin, Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded the McLaughlin Carriage Company (d. 1972)
  • 1873 – Alfred Jarry, French author and playwright (d. 1907)
  • 1873 – David O. McKay, American religious leader, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1970)
  • 1881 – Harry Hillman, American runner and hurdler (d. 1945)
  • 1881 – Refik Saydam, Turkish physician and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 1942)
  • 1884 – Théodore Pilette, Belgian race car driver (d. 1921)
  • 1886 – Siegfried Sassoon, English captain, journalist, and poet (d. 1967)
  • 1886 – Ninon Vallin, French soprano and actress (d. 1961)
  • 1889 – Robert A. Taft, American lawyer and politician (d. 1953)
  • 1894 – John Samuel Bourque, Canadian soldier and politician (d. 1974)
  • 1894 – Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and critic (d. 1947)
  • 1896 – Howard Dietz, American publicist and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1897 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1933)
  • 1900 – Tilly Devine, English-Australian criminal (d. 1970)
  • 1900 – Claude Pepper, American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
  • 1901 – Hendrik Verwoerd, Dutch-South African journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1966)
  • 1903 – Jane Arbor, English author (d. 1994)
  • 1906 – Andrei Kirilenko, Russian engineer and politician (d. 1990)
  • 1907 – William Wentworth, Australian economist and politician, 11th Australian Minister for Human Services (d. 2003)
  • 1909 – Józef Noji, Polish runner (d. 1943)
  • 1910 – Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor and director (d. 1994)
  • 1914 – Patriarch Demetrios I of Constantinople (d. 1991)
  • 1914 – Denys Lasdun, English architect, designed the Royal National Theatre (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – N. V. M. Gonzalez, Filipino novelist, poet, and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – Jan Sedivka, Czech-Australian violinist and educator (d. 2009)
  • 1918 – Derek Barton, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1919 – Gianni Brera, Italian journalist and author (d. 1992)
  • 1919 – Maria Lassnig, Austrian painter and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Harry Secombe, Welsh-English actor (d. 2001)
  • 1922 – Sid Caesar, American comic actor and writer (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Lyndon LaRouche, American politician and activist, founded the LaRouche movement
  • 1923 – Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (d. 2003)
  • 1924 – Wendell H. Ford, American lieutenant and politician, 53rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – Marie-Claire Kirkland, American-Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1924 – Grace Metalious, American author (d. 1964)
  • 1924 – Mimi Parent, Canadian-Swiss painter (d. 2005)
  • 1925 – Jacqueline Ceballos, American activist, founded the Veteran Feminists of America
  • 1925 – Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (d. 1980)
  • 1926 – Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, poet, and director (d. 2011)
  • 1927 – Harlan Howard, American songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1927 – Robert L. Rock, American soldier and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor
  • 1930 – Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Vietnamese general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2011)
  • 1931 – John Garrett, English soldier and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1932 – Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)
  • 1933 – Michael Frayn, English author and playwright
  • 1933 – Jeffrey Koo Sr., Taiwanese banker and businessman (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Eric Salzman, American composer, producer, and critic
  • 1933 – Maigonis Valdmanis, Latvian basketball player and coach (d. 1999)
  • 1934 – Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician
  • 1934 – Ross Brown, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2014)
  • 1934 – Peter Maxwell Davies, English composer and conductor (d. 2016)
  • 1934 – Bernard Donoughue, Baron Donoughue, English academic and politician
  • 1936 – Roy Newman, English admiral
  • 1937 – Barbara Frum, American-Canadian journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1937 – Archie Goodwin, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
  • 1938 – Kenichi Horie, Japanese sailor
  • 1938 – Sam Nunn, American lawyer and politician
  • 1939 – Carsten Keller, German field hockey player and coach
  • 1939 – Guitar Shorty, American singer and guitarist
  • 1940 – Quentin L. Cook, American religious leader
  • 1940 – Jerzy Robert Nowak, Polish historian and journalist
  • 1940 – Jack Prelutsky, American author and poet
  • 1941 – Bernie Sanders, American politician
  • 1942 – Brian Cole, American bass player (d. 1972)
  • 1942 – Judith Hann, English journalist and author
  • 1942 – Sal Valentino, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1943 – Adelaide C. Eckardt, American academic and politician
  • 1944 – Peter Bellamy, English singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1944 – Margaret Hodge, English economist and politician
  • 1944 – Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1945 – Lem Barney, American football player
  • 1945 – Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1973)
  • 1945 – Vinko Puljić, Croatian cardinal
  • 1945 – Rogie Vachon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1946 – L. C. Greenwood, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1946 – Aziz Sancar, Turkish-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1947 – Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor
  • 1947 – Halldór Ásgrímsson, Icelandic accountant and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 2015)
  • 1947 – Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1947 – Marianne Wiggins, American author
  • 1948 – Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
  • 1949 – Edward Hinds, English physicist and academic
  • 1950 – Ian Davidson, Scottish lawyer and politician
  • 1950 – Zachary Richard, American singer-songwriter and poet
  • 1950 – Mike Simpson, American dentist and politician
  • 1951 – Tim Gullikson American tennis player and coach (d. 1996)
  • 1951 – Tom Gullikson American tennis player and coach
  • 1951 – John McDonnell, English politician
  • 1951 – Dezső Ránki, Hungarian pianist
  • 1952 – Geoff Miller, English cricketer
  • 1952 – Graham Mourie, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1953 – Pascal Greggory, French actor
  • 1953 – Stein-Erik Olsen, Norwegian guitarist
  • 1954 – Mark Lindsay Chapman, English actor
  • 1954 – Michael Shermer, American historian, author, and academic, founded The Skeptics Society
  • 1955 – David O’Halloran, Australian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1955 – Terry Tempest Williams, American environmentalist and author
  • 1956 – Mick Brown, American drummer
  • 1956 – David Carr, American journalist and author (d. 2015)
  • 1956 – Maurice Cheeks, American basketball player and coach
  • 1956 – Stefan Johansson, Swedish race car driver
  • 1957 – Walt Easley, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1958 – Michael Lardie, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1960 – Aimee Mann, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
  • 1960 – Aguri Suzuki, Japanese race car driver
  • 1963 – Alexandros Alexiou, Greek footballer
  • 1963 – Daniel Wolpert, American scientist
  • 1964 – Michael Johns, American businessman and journalist
  • 1964 – Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1965 – Darlene Zschech, Australian singer-songwriter and pastor
  • 1965 – Tutilo Burger, German Benedictine monk and abbot
  • 1966 – Peter Furler, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1967 – Eerik-Niiles Kross, Estonian politician and diplomat
  • 1967 – James Packer, Australian businessman
  • 1967 – Kimberly Peirce, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Wolfram Klein, German footballer
  • 1968 – Ray Wilson, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Petter Hegre, Norwegian photographer
  • 1969 – Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1969 – Chris Powell, English footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2011)
  • 1970 – Neko Case, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Paul DiPietro, Canadian-Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1970 – Nidal Malik Hasan, American soldier and psychiatrist
  • 1970 – Latrell Sprewell, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Andy Ward, Irish rugby player and coach
  • 1970 – John Welborn, Australian rugby player
  • 1971 – David Arquette, American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and wrestler
  • 1971 – Martin Freeman, English actor
  • 1971 – Lachlan Murdoch, English-Australian businessman
  • 1971 – Dustin O’Halloran, American pianist and composer
  • 1971 – Daniel Petrov, Bulgarian boxer
  • 1971 – Pierre Sévigny, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1972 – Markus Babbel, German footballer and manager
  • 1972 – Os du Randt, South African rugby player and coach
  • 1972 – Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, American radio and television host
  • 1973 – Khamis Al-Dosari, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • 1973 – Gabrial McNair, American saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer
  • 1973 – Troy Sanders, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1974 – Marios Agathokleous, Cypriot footballer
  • 1974 – Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-American director and producer
  • 1974 – Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer
  • 1975 – Lee Eul-yong, South Korean footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Richard Hughes, English drummer
  • 1975 – Chris Latham, Australian rugby player
  • 1975 – Elena Likhovtseva, Russian tennis player
  • 1975 – Larenz Tate, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1976 – Gerald Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1976 – Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1977 – Jay McKee, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1978 – Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1978 – Emanuele Ferraro, Italian footballer
  • 1978 – Gil Meche, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Angela Rawlings, Canadian-American author and poet
  • 1979 – Pink, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1981 – Kate Abdo, English journalist
  • 1981 – Selim Benachour, Tunisian footballer
  • 1981 – Māris Ļaksa, Latvian basketball player
  • 1981 – Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1981 – Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
  • 1982 – Travis Daniels, American football player
  • 1983 – Kate Beaton, Canadian cartoonist
  • 1983 – Diego Benaglio, Swiss footballer
  • 1983 – Will Blalock, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Chris Judd, Australian footballer
  • 1983 – Wali Lundy, American football player
  • 1983 – Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Australian footballer
  • 1984 – Bobby Parnell, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Vitaly Petrov, Russian race car driver
  • 1984 – Jürgen Säumel, Austrian footballer
  • 1984 – Tiago Treichel, Brazilian footballer
  • 1984 – Peter Whittingham, English footballer
  • 1985 – Tomasz Jodłowiec, Polish footballer
  • 1986 – Carlos Bacca, Colombian footballer
  • 1986 – Matt Grothe, American football player
  • 1986 – Dan Hunt, Australian rugby league player
  • 1986 – João Moutinho, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986 – Kirill Nababkin, Russian footballer
  • 1987 – Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian skier
  • 1987 – Danielle Frenkel, Israeli high jumper
  • 1987 – Wiz Khalifa, Haitian rapper and actor
  • 1987 – Illya Marchenko, Ukrainian tennis player
  • 1987 – Marcel Nguyen, German gymnast
  • 1988 – Arrelious Benn, American football player
  • 1988 – Chantal Jones, American model and actress
  • 1988 – Rie Kaneto, Japanese swimmer
  • 1989 – Gylfi Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1989 – Avicii, Swedish electronic musician
  • 1990 – Matt Barkley, American football player
  • 1990 – Tokelo Rantie, South African footballer
  • 1990 – Musa Nizam, Turkish footballer
  • 1990 – Jos Buttler, English cricketer
  • 1991 – Ignacio González, Mexican footballer
  • 1992 – Nino Niederreiter, Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1992 – Kilian Pruschke, German footballer
  • 1994 – Marco Benassi, Italian footballer
  • 1995 – Ellie Black, Canadian gymnast

 

 

 

  • Deaths on September 8
  • 394 – Arbogast, Frankish general
  • 701 – Pope Sergius I (b. 650)
  • 780 – Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (b. 750)
  • 869 – Ahmad ibn Isra’il al-Anbari, Muslim vizier
  • 1100 – Antipope Clement III (b. 1029)
  • 1397 – Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1355)
  • 1425 – Charles III of Navarre (b. 1361)
  • 1539 – John Stokesley, English bishop (b. 1475)
  • 1613 – Carlo Gesualdo, Italian lute player and composer (b. 1566)
  • 1637 – Robert Fludd, English physician, mathematician, and cosmologist (b. 1574)
  • 1644 – John Coke, English civil servant and politician (b. 1563)
  • 1644 – Francis Quarles, English poet and author (b. 1592)
  • 1645 – Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1580)
  • 1656 – Joseph Hall, English bishop (b. 1574)
  • 1682 – Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1606)
  • 1721 – Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1686)
  • 1755 – Ephraim Williams, American soldier and philanthropist (b. 1715)
  • 1761 – Bernard Forest de Bélidor, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1698)
  • 1780 – Enoch Poor, American general (b. 1736)
  • 1784 – Ann Lee, English-American religious leader (b. 1736)
  • 1811 – Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist and botanist (b. 1741)
  • 1831 – John Aitken, Scottish-American publisher (b. 1745)
  • 1853 – Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar, co-founded the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (b. 1813)
  • 1882 – Joseph Liouville, French mathematician and academic (b. 1809)
  • 1916 – Friedrich Baumfelder, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1836)
  • 1894 – Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist (b. 1821)
  • 1909 – Vere St. Leger Goold, Irish tennis player (b. 1853)
  • 1933 – Faisal I of Iraq (b. 1883)
  • 1935 – Carl Weiss, American physician (b. 1906)
  • 1940 – Hemmo Kallio, Finnish actor (b. 1863)
  • 1942 – Rıza Nur, Turkish surgeon and politician (b. 1879)
  • 1943 – Julius Fučík, Czech journalist (b. 1903)
  • 1944 – Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (b. 1881)
  • 1949 – Richard Strauss, German composer and manager (b. 1864)
  • 1954 – André Derain, French painter and sculptor (b. 1880)
  • 1963 – Maurice Wilks, English engineer and businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1965 – Dorothy Dandridge, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
  • 1965 – Hermann Staudinger, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
  • 1969 – Bud Collyer, American game show host (b. 1908)
  • 1969 – Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and activist (b. 1868)
  • 1970 – Percy Spencer, American engineer, invented the microwave oven (b. 1894)
  • 1974 – Wolfgang Windgassen, French-German tenor (b. 1914)
  • 1977 – Zero Mostel, American actor and comedian (b. 1915)
  • 1980 – Willard Libby, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
  • 1981 – Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian guru, philosopher, and educator (b. 1897)
  • 1981 – Roy Wilkins, American journalist and activist (b. 1901)
  • 1981 – Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
  • 1983 – Antonin Magne, French cyclist (b. 1904)
  • 1985 – John Franklin Enders, American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1990 – Denys Watkins-Pitchford English author and illustrator (b. 1905)
  • 1991 – Alex North, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
  • 1997 – Derek Taylor, English journalist and author (b. 1932)
  • 1999 – Moondog, American-German singer-songwriter, drummer, and poet (b. 1916)
  • 1999 – Michalis Kounelis, Greek violinist (b. 1928)
  • 2001 – Bill Ricker, Canadian entomologist and author (b. 1908)
  • 2002 – Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (b. 1968)
  • 2003 – Leni Riefenstahl, German actress, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)
  • 2004 – Frank Thomas, American animator, voice actor, and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2005 – Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer, footballer, and manager (b. 1932)
  • 2005 – Donald Horne, Australian journalist, author, and critic (b. 1921)
  • 2006 – Hilda Bernstein, English-South African author and activist (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Vincent Serventy, Australian ornithologist, conservationist, and author (b. 1916)
  • 2008 – Ralph Plaisted, American explorer (b. 1927)
  • 2009 – Aage Bohr, Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
  • 2009 – Mike Bongiorno, American-Italian television host (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Ronald Hamowy, Canadian historian and academic (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Bill Moggridge, English-American designer, author, and educator, co-founded IDEO (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Goose Gonsoulin, American football player (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Don Reichert, Canadian painter and photographer (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Jean Véronis, French linguist, computer scientist, and blogger (b. 1955)
  • 2014 – Marvin Barnes, American basketball player (b. 1952)
  • 2014 – S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Sean O’Haire, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (b. 1971)
  • 2014 – Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (b. 1910)
  • 2014 – Gerald Wilson, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – George Zuverink, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball player (b. 1952)
  • 2015 – Andrew Kohut, American political scientist and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Tyler Sash, American football player (b. 1988)
  • 2015 – Joost Zwagerman, Dutch author and poet (b. 1963)
  • 2016 – Hannes Arch, Austrian race pilot (b. 1967)
  • 2016 – Dragiša Pešić, Montenegrin politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1954)
  • 2016 – Prince Buster, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1938)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on September 8
  • Christian Feast Day:
    • Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (Roman Catholic Church)
    • Nativity of Mary (Roman Catholic Church), (Anglo-Catholicism)
      • Monti Fest (Mangalorean Catholic)
    • Our Lady of Charity
    • Pope Sergius I
    • September 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
    • Feast Day of Our Lady of Meritxell (national holiday in Andorra)
  • Earliest day on which Auditor’s Day can fall, while September 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in September. (Church of Scientology)
  • Earliest day on which Day of the Workers in the Oil, Gas, Power, and Geological Industry can fall, while September 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Saturday in September. (Turkmenistan)
  • Earliest day on which Grandparents Day (Estonia) can fall, while September 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in September. (Estonia)
  • Earliest day on which Mid-Autumn Festival can fall, while October 8 is the latest; celebrated on the 15th day in the 8th month of Chinese calendar. (China,Chinese diaspora)
  • Earliest day on which Turkmen Bakhshi Day can fall, while September 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in September. (Turkmenistan)
  • Day of the Battle of Borodino (Russia)
  • Feast of ‘Izzat – First day of the tenth month of the Bahá’í calendar. (Bahá’í Faith)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Macedonia from Yugoslavia in 1991.
  • International Literacy Day (International)
  • Martyrs’ Day (Afghanistan) (date may fall on September 9, follows a non-Gregorian calendar)
  • National Day (Andorra), also the feast of Our Lady of Meritxell
  • Victory Day (Pakistan)
  • Victory Day, also the feast of Our Lady of Victories or il-Vittorja (Malta)
  • World Physical Therapy Day

 

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