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  • What happened on September 22
  • September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 100 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on September 22
  • 480 BC – Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
  • 904 – The warlord Zhu Quanzhong kills Emperor Zhaozong, the penultimate emperor of the Tang dynasty, after seizing control of the imperial government.
  • 1236 – The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule.
  • 1499 – Treaty of Basel concludes the Swabian War.
  • 1586 – Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.
  • 1598 – English playwright Ben Jonson kills actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel and is indicted for manslaughter.
  • 1692 – The last of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials are hanged; the remainder of those convicted are all eventually released.
  • 1711 – The Tuscarora War begins in present-day North Carolina.
  • 1761 – George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1776 – Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
  • 1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
  • 1789 – Battle of Rymnik establishes Alexander Suvorov as a pre-eminent Russian military commander after his allied army defeat superior Ottoman Empireforces.
  • 1792 – Primidi Vendémiaire of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.
  • 1823 – Joseph Smith states he found the Golden plates on this date after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried.
  • 1857 – The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
  • 1862 – Slavery in the United States: A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
  • 1866 – Battle of Curupayty in the Paraguayan War.
  • 1885 – Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule.
  • 1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
  • 1892 – Lindal Railway Incident, providing inspiration for “The Lost Special” by A.C. Doyle and the TV serial Lost.
  • 1896 – Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
  • 1908 – The Bulgarian Declaration of Independence is proclaimed.
  • 1910 – The Duke of York’s Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
  • 1914 – German submarine SM U-9 torpedoes and sinks the British cruisers HMS AboukirHogue and Cressy on the Broad Fourteens off the Dutch coast with the loss of over 1,400 men.
  • 1919 – The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.
  • 1927 – Jack Dempsey loses the “Long Count” boxing match to Gene Tunney.
  • 1934 – An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
  • 1937 – Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken, ending the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1939 – Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
  • 1941 – World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.
  • 1955 – In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
  • 1957 – In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president.
  • 1960 – The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
  • 1965 – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (also known as the Second Kashmir War) between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the UN calls for aceasefire.
  • 1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Secret Service agent Oliver Sipple.
  • 1979 – A bright flash, resembling the detonation of a nuclear weapon, is observed near the Prince Edward Islands. Its cause is never determined.
  • 1980 – Iraq invades Iran.
  • 1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.
  • 1993 – A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. Forty-seven passengers are killed.
  • 1993 – A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
  • 1995 – An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.
  • 1995 – Nagerkovil school bombing, is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil schoolchildren.
  • 2013 – At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a Christian church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

 

 

 

  • Births on September 22
  • 1211 – Ibn Khallikan, Kurdish Muslim scholar (d. 1282)
  • 1373 – Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester (d. 1400)
  • 1515 – Anne of Cleves (d. 1557)
  • 1547 – Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist, mathematician, astronomer, and poet (d. 1590)
  • 1593 – Matthäus Merian, Swiss-German engraver and cartographer (d. 1650)
  • 1601 – Anne of Austria (d. 1666)
  • 1606 – Li Zicheng, Chinese emperor (d. 1645)
  • 1680 – Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
  • 1694 – Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1773)
  • 1715 – Jean-Étienne Guettard, French mineralogist and botanist (d. 1786)
  • 1741 – Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist and botanist (d. 1811)
  • 1743 – Quintin Craufurd, Scottish author (d. 1819)
  • 1762 – Elizabeth Simcoe, English-Canadian painter and author (d. 1850)
  • 1765 – Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1822)
  • 1788 – Theodore Hook, English composer and educator (d. 1841)
  • 1791 – Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (d. 1867)
  • 1819 – Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian and academic (d. 1897)
  • 1829 – Tự Đức, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1883)
  • 1833 – Stephen D. Lee, American general and academic (d. 1908)
  • 1835 – Alexander Potebnja, Ukrainian linguist and philosopher (d. 1891)
  • 1841 – Andrejs Pumpurs, Latvian soldier and poet (d. 1902)
  • 1842 – Abdul Hamid II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1918)
  • 1862 – Anastasios Charalambis, Greek lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1949)
  • 1868 – Louise McKinney, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1931)
  • 1869 – Adrien de Noailles, French son of Jules Charles Victurnien de Noailles (d. 1953)
  • 1870 – Charlotte Cooper, English-Scottish tennis player (d. 1966)
  • 1870 – Arthur Pryor, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1942)
  • 1875 – Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian painter and composer (d. 1911)
  • 1876 – André Tardieu, French journalist and politician, 97th Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
  • 1878 – Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese politician and diplomat, 51st Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1967)
  • 1880 – Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (d. 1958)
  • 1882 – Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal (d. 1946)
  • 1883 – Ferenc Oslay, Hungarian-Slovene historian and author (d. 1932)
  • 1883 – Frank George Woollard, English engineer (d. 1957)
  • 1885 – Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect and academic, designed the Stockholm Public Library (d. 1940)
  • 1885 – Ben Chifley, Australian engineer and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1951)
  • 1885 – Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1957)
  • 1887 – Bhaurao Patil, Indian educator and activist (d. 1959)
  • 1889 – Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1891 – Alma Thomas, American painter and educator (d. 1978)
  • 1892 – Billy West, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1975)
  • 1894 – Elisabeth Rethberg, German soprano (d. 1976)
  • 1895 – Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1896 – Uri Zvi Greenberg, Ukrainian-Israeli poet and journalist (d. 1981)
  • 1896 – Henry Segrave, American-English race car driver (d. 1930)
  • 1898 – Katharine Alexander, American actress and singer (d. 1981)
  • 1900 – Paul Hugh Emmett, American chemist and engineer (d. 1985)
  • 1900 – Sergey Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer and academic (d. 1964)
  • 1900 – William Spratling, American-Mexican silversmith and educator (d. 1967)
  • 1901 – Charles Brenton Huggins, Canadian-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1902 – John Houseman, Romanian-American actor and producer (d. 1988)
  • 1905 – Haakon Lie, Norwegian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1905 – Eugen Sänger, Czech-Austrian engineer (d. 1964)
  • 1907 – Maurice Blanchot, French philosopher and author (d. 2003)
  • 1907 – Philip Fotheringham-Parker, English race car driver (d. 1981)
  • 1907 – Hermann Schlichting, German engineer and academic (d. 1982)
  • 1908 – Esphyr Slobodkina, Russian-American author and illustrator (d. 2002)
  • 1909 – John Engstead, American photographer and journalist (d. 1983)
  • 1910 – György Faludy, Hungarian poet and author (d. 2006)
  • 1912 – Herbert Mataré, German physicist and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1912 – Martha Scott, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1913 – Lillian Chestney, American painter and illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1915 – Grigory Frid, Russian pianist and composer (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Hans Scholl, German activist (d. 1943)
  • 1918 – Henryk Szeryng, Mexican violinist and educator (d. 1988)
  • 1920 – Eric Baker, English activist, co-founded Amnesty International (d. 1976)
  • 1920 – Anders Lassen, Danish-English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1945)
  • 1920 – Bob Lemon, American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)
  • 1920 – William H. Riker, American political scientist and academic (d. 1993)
  • 1921 – Will Elder, Jewish-American illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – David Sive, American environmentalist and lawyer (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Dannie Abse, Welsh physician, poet, and author (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Bernard Gauthier, French cyclist
  • 1924 – Charles Keeping, English author and illustrator (d. 1988)
  • 1924 – Rosamunde Pilcher, English author
  • 1924 – Charles Waterhouse, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – J. William Middendorf, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of the Navy
  • 1924 – Ray Wetzel, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1951)
  • 1925 – Virginia Capers, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
  • 1925 – Leila Hadley, American author (d. 2009)
  • 1926 – Bill Smith, American clarinet player and composer
  • 1927 – Gordon Astall, English footballer and coach
  • 1927 – Tommy Lasorda, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1928 – Eric Broadley, English engineer and businessman, founded Lola Cars
  • 1928 – James Lawson, American activist, author, and academic
  • 1928 – Eugene Roche, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1929 – Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (d. 1986)
  • 1929 – Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle road racer
  • 1930 – Joni James, American singer
  • 1930 – T. S. Sinnathuray, Judge of the High Court of Singapore (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Fay Weldon, English author and playwright
  • 1931 – George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Scottish banker and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2003)
  • 1932 – Algirdas Brazauskas, Lithuanian politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (d. 2010)
  • 1932 – Ingemar Johansson, Swedish boxer (d. 2009)
  • 1933 – Leonardo Balada, Spanish-American composer and educator
  • 1933 – T. Cullen Davis, American businessman
  • 1933 – Carmelo Simeone, Italian-Argentinian footballer (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Jesco von Puttkamer, German-American engineer (d. 2012)
  • 1934 – Jack McGregor, American captain, lawyer, and politician
  • 1934 – Lute Olson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1934 – T. Somasekaram, Sri Lankan geographer and politician, 37th Surveyor General of Sri Lanka (d. 2010)
  • 1936 – Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
  • 1937 – Don Rutherford, English rugby player (d. 2016)
  • 1938 – Gene Mingo, American football player
  • 1939 – Bogdan Baltazar, Romanian economist and engineer (d. 2012)
  • 1939 – Deborah Lavin, South African-English historian and academic
  • 1939 – Gilbert E. Patterson, American bishop (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – Anna Karina, Danish-French actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1941 – Jeremiah Wright, American pastor and theologian
  • 1942 – Candida Lycett Green, Irish-British journalist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1942 – Wu Ma, Chinese actor, director, producer and screenwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1942 – George Erik Rupp, American theologian and academic
  • 1942 – Rubén Salazar Gómez, Colombian cardinal
  • 1942 – David Stern, American lawyer and businessman
  • 1943 – Toni Basil, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1943 – Barry Cable, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1943 – Paul Hoffert, American keyboard player, composer, and academic
  • 1944 – Brian Gibson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1946 – King Sunny Adé, Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Larry Dierker, American baseball player and manager
  • 1947 – Jo Beverley, English-Canadian author
  • 1947 – David Drewry, English glaciologist and geophysicist
  • 1947 – Robert Morace, American author and academic
  • 1948 – Denis Burke, Australian soldier and politician, 6th Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
  • 1948 – Jim Byrnes, American guitarist and actor
  • 1948 – Mark Phillips, English equestrian, trainer, and journalist
  • 1949 – James Cartwright, American general
  • 1949 – Jim McGinty, Australian lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of Western Australia
  • 1951 – David Coverdale, English singer-songwriter
  • 1952 – Bob Goodlatte, American lawyer and politician
  • 1952 – Gary Holton, English singer-songwriter (d. 1985)
  • 1952 – Paul Le Mat, American actor
  • 1952 – Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Thai political scientist and politician, 15th Governor of Bangkok
  • 1953 – Richard Fairbrass, English singer-songwriter
  • 1953 – Ségolène Royal, French politician
  • 1954 – Shari Belafonte, American actress
  • 1954 – Randy Lanier, American race car driver and drug trafficker
  • 1955 – Jeffrey Leonard, American baseball player and coach
  • 1956 – Debby Boone, American singer, actress, and author
  • 1956 – Robert Bowlin, American guitarist and fiddler
  • 1956 – Doug Wimbish, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1957 – Steve Carney, English footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1957 – Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter, author, and actor
  • 1957 – Johnette Napolitano, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1957 – Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist and manager
  • 1958 – Andrea Bocelli, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1958 – Neil Cavuto, American journalist and author
  • 1958 – Joan Jett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress
  • 1959 – Tai Babilonia, American figure skater and talk show host
  • 1959 – Saul Perlmutter, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1960 – Scott Baio, American actor
  • 1961 – Vince Coleman, American baseball player
  • 1961 – Liam Fox, Scottish physician and politician, Secretary of State for Defence
  • 1961 – Bonnie Hunt, American actress, producer, and talk show host
  • 1961 – Diane Lemieux, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1961 – Michael Torke, American composer
  • 1962 – Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2016)
  • 1962 – Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian journalist
  • 1964 – Paul Bonhomme, British competitive pilot
  • 1964 – Juha Turunen, Finnish lawyer and politician
  • 1964 – Ken Vandermark, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1965 – Dan Bucatinsky, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Andrii Deshchytsia, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1965 – Mark Guthrie, American baseball player
  • 1965 – Robert Satcher, American physician, engineer, and astronaut
  • 1966 – Ruth Jones, Welsh actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Wes Platt, American game designer
  • 1966 – Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer and manager
  • 1966 – Mike Richter, American ice hockey player
  • 1967 – Matt Besser, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Brian Keene, American novelist
  • 1967 – Ian Mortimer (historian), English historian and novelist
  • 1967 – Rickard Rydell, Swedish race car driver
  • 1967 – Félix Savón, Cuban boxer
  • 1969 – Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Tuomas Kantelinen, Finnish composer and conductor
  • 1969 – Sue Perkins, English comedian, actress, and radio host
  • 1969 – Matt Sharp, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1970 – Mike Matheny, American baseball player and manager
  • 1970 – Hitro Okesene, New Zealand rugby player and coach
  • 1970 – Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor
  • 1970 – Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
  • 1971 – Elizabeth Bear, American author and poet
  • 1971 – Chesney Hawkes, English singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1971 – Toomas Krõm, Estonian footballer
  • 1971 – Gloria Borger, American journalist
  • 1971 – Ted Leonard, American singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
  • 1973 – Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2014)
  • 1973 – Stéfan Louw, South African tenor and producer
  • 1974 – Kostas Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
  • 1975 – Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter (Ostava)
  • 1975 – Bob Sapp, American football player, wrestler and mixed martial artist
  • 1976 – David Berkeley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Mo Collins, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1977 – Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league player
  • 1979 – Emilie Autumn, American singer-songwriter, violinist, and poet
  • 1979 – Swin Cash, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Phil Waugh, Australian rugby player
  • 1980 – Francesco D’Isa, Italian painter and journalist
  • 1980 – Svenja Weidemann, German tennis player
  • 1981 – Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Ingrid Vetlesen, Norwegian soprano
  • 1982 – Domenic Cassisi, Australian footballer
  • 1982 – Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer
  • 1982 – Billie Piper, English actress and singer
  • 1982 – Maarten Stekelenburg, Dutch footballer
  • 1983 – Will Farquarson, English bass player
  • 1983 – Tommy Thelin, Swedish footballer
  • 1983 – Glenn Loovens, Dutch professional footballer
  • 1983 – Petr Tatíček, Czech professional ice hockey
  • 1983 – Mamrie Hart, American actress
  • 1984 – Ross Jarman, English drummer and songwriter
  • 1984 – Thiago Silva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 – Matteo Cavagna, Italian footballer
  • 1985 – Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer
  • 1985 – Jamie Mackie, Scottish footballer
  • 1985 – Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress
  • 1985 – Ibragim Todashev, Russian-American mixed martial artist (d. 2013)
  • 1987 – Derick Brassard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Stefan Denifl, Austrian cyclist
  • 1987 – Tom Felton, English actor
  • 1987 – Zdravko Kuzmanović, Serbian footballer
  • 1988 – Nikita Andreyev, Russian footballer
  • 1988 – Bethany Dillon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1988 – Mohamed Faisal, Maldivian footballer
  • 1988 – Ali Fasir, Maldivian footballer
  • 1989 – Cœur de pirate, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1989 – Kim Hyo-yeon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
  • 1989 – Sabine Lisicki, German tennis player
  • 1990 – Denard Robinson, American football player
  • 1991 – Kenny Bromwich, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1994 – Carlos Correa, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on September 22
  • 530 – Pope Felix IV
  • 189 – He Jin, Chinese general and regent (b. 135)
  • 1072 – Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian, poet, and politician (b. 1007)
  • 1158 – Otto of Freising, German bishop and chronicler (b. c. 1114)
  • 1174 – Uchtred, Lord of Galloway (b. c. 1120)
  • 1253 – Dōgen, Japanese monk and philosopher (b. 1200)
  • 1345 – Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1281)
  • 1399 – Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician, Earl Marshal of The United Kingdom (b. 1366)
  • 1408 – John VII Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1370)
  • 1520 – Selim I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1465)
  • 1539 – Guru Nanak, Sikh religious leader, founded Sikhism (b. 1469)
  • 1554 – Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer (b. 1510)
  • 1566 – Johannes Agricola, German theologian and academic (b. 1494)
  • 1607 – Alessandro Allori, Italian painter and educator (b. 1535)
  • 1662 – John Biddle, English minister and theologian (b. 1615)
  • 1692 – Martha Corey, American woman accused of witchcraft (b. 1620)
  • 1703 – Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1622)
  • 1774 – Pope Clement XIV (b. 1705)
  • 1776 – Nathan Hale, American soldier (b. 1755)
  • 1777 – John Bartram, American botanist and explorer (b. 1699)
  • 1828 – Shaka Zulu, Zulu chieftain and monarch of the Zulu Kingdom (b. 1787)
  • 1852 – William Tierney Clark, English engineer, designed Hammersmith Bridge (b. 1783)
  • 1872 – Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer and linguist (b. 1801)
  • 1873 – Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1801)
  • 1881 – Solomon L. Spink, American lawyer and politician (b. 1831)
  • 1914 – Alain-Fournier, French soldier and author (b. 1886)
  • 1919 – Alajos Gáspár, Hungarian-Slovene author and poet (b. 1848)
  • 1952 – Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Finnish lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st President of Finland (b. 1865)
  • 1956 – Frederick Soddy, English chemist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
  • 1957 – Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
  • 1961 – Marion Davies, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1969 – Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico (b. 1909)
  • 1973 – Paul van Zeeland, Belgian lawyer, economist, and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1893)
  • 1981 – Harry Warren, American composer and songwriter (b. 1893)
  • 1987 – Hákun Djurhuus, Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1908)
  • 1987 – Dan Rowan, American actor and producer (b. 1922)
  • 1988 – Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani psychoanalyst, scholar, and poet (b. 1914)
  • 1989 – Ambrose Folorunsho Alli, Nigerian academic and politician (b. 1929)
  • 1989 – Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer and songwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1992 – Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 1993 – Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (b. 1903)
  • 1994 – Leonard Feather, English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (b. 1914)
  • 1996 – Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Latvian-Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (b. 1924)
  • 1996 – Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
  • 1999 – George C. Scott, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2000 – Saburō Sakai, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (b. 1916)
  • 2001 – Fikret Kızılok, Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2001 – Isaac Stern, Polish-Ukrainian violinist and conductor (b. 1920)
  • 2002 – Jan de Hartog, Dutch-American author and playwright (b. 1914)
  • 2003 – Gordon Jump, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2003 – Hugo Young, English journalist and author (b. 1938)
  • 2004 – Big Boss Man, American wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2004 – Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (b. 1927)
  • 2006 – Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • 2006 – Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player and educator (b. 1950)
  • 2007 – Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor (b. 1923)
  • 2008 – Thomas Dörflein, German zookeeper (b. 1963)
  • 2008 – Petrus Schaesberg, German painter, historian, and educator (b. 1967)
  • 2009 – Edward Delaney, Irish sculptor (b. 1930)
  • 2010 – Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010 – Vyacheslav Tsaryov, Russian footballer (b. 1971)
  • 2011 – Cengiz Dağcı, Ukrainian-English author and poet (b. 1919)
  • 2011 – Knut Steen, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1924)
  • 2011 – Vesta Williams, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1957)
  • 2012 – Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan theorist and academic (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Irving Adler, American mathematician, author, and academic (b. 1913)
  • 2012 – Juan H. Cintrón García, Puerto Rican businessman and politician, 126th Mayor of Ponce (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Grigory Frid, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2012 – Jan Hendrik van den Berg, Dutch psychiatrist and academic (b. 1914)
  • 2013 – Gary Brandner, American author and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Jane Connell, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – David H. Hubel, Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Álvaro Mutis, Colombian-Mexican author and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Hans Erich Slany, German industrial designer, founded TEAMS Design (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Fernando Cabrita, Portuguese footballer and manager (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Sahana Pradhan, Nepalese politician, Nepalese Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Erik van der Wurff, Dutch pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1945)
  • 2014 – Hans E. Wallman, Swedish director, producer, and composer (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Joe LeSage, American lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – James David Santini, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Phyllis Tickle, American author and academic (b. 1934)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on September 22
  • American Business Women’s Day (United States)
  • Christian feast days:
    • Candidus
    • Digna and Emerita
    • Emmeram of Regensburg
    • Maurice (Western Christianity)
    • Paul Chong Hasang (one of The Korean Martyrs)
    • Phocas
    • Sadalberga
    • Theban Legion
    • Thomas of Villanova
    • Philander Chase (Episcopal Church)
    • September 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Autumnal Equinox Day (Japan)
  • French Republican New Year, the first day (“Grape”) in the Month of Vendémiaire. (French Revolution)
  • Harvest festival, celebrated on Harvest moon, the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox. (Britain)
  • Mabon in the Northern Hemisphere, Ostara in the Southern Hemisphere. (Neopagan Wheel of the Year)
  • The first day of Miķeļi (ancient Latvia)
  • Dear Diary Day (Chase’s Calendar of Events)
  • Hobbit Day, the containing week is celebrated as Tolkien Week. (American Tolkien Society)
  • Independence Day (Bulgaria), celebrates the independence of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire in 1908.
  • Independence Day (Mali), celebrates the independence of Mali from France in 1960.
  • OneWebDay, an annual day of Internet celebration and awareness, started in 2006.
  • Resistance Fighting Day (Estonia)
  • World Car-Free Day

 

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