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  • What happened on September 29
  • September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on September 29
  • 522 BC – Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumata, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.
  • 61 BC – Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.
  • 1227 – Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades.
  • 1364 – Battle of Auray: English forces defeat the French in Brittany; end of the War of the Breton Succession.
  • 1578 – Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras, is claimed by the Spaniards.
  • 1650 – Henry Robinson opens his Office of Addresses and Encounters in Threadneedle Street, London.
  • 1717 – An earthquake strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city’s architecture and making authorities consider moving the capital to a different city.
  • 1789 – The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
  • 1789 – The 1st United States Congress adjourns.
  • 1829 – The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded.
  • 1848 – Battle of Pákozd: Stalemate between Hungarian and Croatian forces at Pákozd; the first battle of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
  • 1850 – The papal bull Universalis Ecclesiae restores the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin’s Farm is fought.
  • 1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.
  • 1899 – The Malolos Congress ratified the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain.
  • 1907 – The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
  • 1911 – Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1918 – World War I: Battle of St. Quentin Canal: The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces. Bulgaria signs an armistice.
  • 1923 – The British Mandate for Palestine takes effect, creating Mandatory Palestine.
  • 1923 – The French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon takes effect.
  • 1932 – Chaco War: Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia.
  • 1938 – The Munich Agreement between Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy settles the Sudetenland dispute in Germany’s favor. The Soviet Unionand Czechoslovakia are not invited.
  • 1940 – Two Avro Ansons of No. 2 Service Flying Training School RAAF collide in mid-air over Brocklesby, New South Wales, Australia, remain locked together after colliding, and then land safely.
  • 1941 – World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Soviet Union: German Einsatzgruppe C begins the Babi Yar massacre, according to the Einsatzgruppen operational situation report.
  • 1949 – The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People’s Republic of China.
  • 1954 – The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.
  • 1957 – Twenty MCi (740 petabecquerels) of radioactive material is released in an explosion at the Soviet Mayak nuclear plant at Chelyabinsk.
  • 1960 – Nikita Khrushchev, leader of Soviet Union, disrupts a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts.
  • 1971 – Oman joins the Arab League.
  • 1972 – China–Japan relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.
  • 1975 – WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world’s first black-owned-and-operated television station.
  • 1988 – Space Shuttle: NASA launches STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
  • 1990 – Construction of the Washington National Cathedral is completed.
  • 1990 – The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
  • 1991 – Haitian coup d’état.
  • 1992 – Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello is impeached.
  • 2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
  • 2004 – The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the prize.
  • 2006 – Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 collides in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet near Peixoto de Azevedo, Mato Grosso, Brazil, killing 154 people, and triggering a Brazilian aviation crisis.
  • 2007 – Calder Hall, the world’s first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion.
  • 2008 – Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.
  • 2009 – The 8.1 Mw Samoa earthquake strikes with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). A destructive tsunami follows, leaving 189 dead and hundreds injured.
  • 2013 – Over 42 people are killed by members of Boko Haram at the College of Agriculture in Gujba, Nigeria.

 

 

 

  • Births on September 29
  • 106 BC – Pompey, Roman general and politician (d. 48 BC)
  • 1240 – Margaret of England (d. 1275)
  • 1321 – John of Artois, Count of Eu (d. 1387)
  • 1328 – Joan of Kent (d. 1385)
  • 1373 – Margaret of Bohemia, Burgravine of Nuremberg (d. 1410)
  • 1402 – Fernando, the Saint Prince, of Portugal (d. 1443)
  • 1403 – Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brzeg-Legnica and Cieszyn, German princess (d. 1449)
  • 1511 – Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, cartographer, and theologian (d. 1553)
  • 1538 – Joan Terès i Borrull, Spanish archbishop and academic (d. 1603)
  • 1547 – Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1616)
  • 1548 – William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)
  • 1561 – Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1615)
  • 1571 – Caravaggio, Italian painter (d. 1610)
  • 1636 – Thomas Tenison, English archbishop (d. 1715)
  • 1639 – William Russell, Lord Russell, English politician (d. 1683)
  • 1640 – Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor and educator (d. 1720)
  • 1674 – Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, French flute player and composer (d. 1763)
  • 1678 – Adrien Maurice de Noailles, French soldier and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1766)
  • 1691 – Richard Challoner, English bishop (d. 1781)
  • 1703 – François Boucher, French painter and set designer (d. 1770)
  • 1718 – Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Russian soldier and politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1783)
  • 1725 – Robert Clive, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire (d. 1774)
  • 1758 – Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, English admiral (d. 1805)
  • 1766 – Charlotte, Princess Royal of England (d. 1828)
  • 1786 – Guadalupe Victoria, Mexican general, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843)
  • 1803 – Mercator Cooper, American captain and explorer (d. 1872)
  • 1803 – Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1850)
  • 1808 – Henry Bennett, American lawyer and politician (d. 1868)
  • 1810 – Elizabeth Gaskell, English author (d. 1865)
  • 1816 – Paul Féval, père, French author and playwright (d. 1887)
  • 1843 – Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882)
  • 1844 – Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 10th President of Argentina (d. 1909)
  • 1853 – Princess Thyra of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • 1863 – Hugo Haase, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1919)
  • 1864 – Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish philosopher and author (d. 1936)
  • 1866 – Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, Ukrainian historian, academic, and politician (d. 1934)
  • 1876 – Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (d. 1964)
  • 1880 – Liberato Pinto, Portuguese colonel and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1949)
  • 1881 – Ludwig von Mises, Austrian-American economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1885 – George Scott, English footballer (d. 1916)
  • 1891 – Ian Fairweather, Scottish-Australian painter (d. 1974)
  • 1895 – Clarence Ashley, American singer, guitarist, and banjo player (d. 1967)
  • 1895 – Joseph Banks Rhine, American botanist and parapsychologist (d. 1980)
  • 1895 – Roscoe Turner, American pilot (d. 1970)
  • 1897 – Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)
  • 1898 – Trofim Lysenko, Ukrainian-Russian biologist and agronomist (d. 1976)
  • 1899 – László Bíró, Hungarian-Argentinian journalist and inventor, invented the ballpoint pen (d. 1985)
  • 1899 – Billy Butlin, South African-English businessman, founded Butlins (d. 1980)
  • 1901 – Lanza del Vasto, Italian poet, philosopher, and activist (d. 1981)
  • 1901 – Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
  • 1902 – Miguel Alemán Valdés, Mexican lawyer and politician, 46th President of Mexico (d. 1983)
  • 1903 – Diana Vreeland, American journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1904 – Greer Garson, English-American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1907 – Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and businessman (d. 1998)
  • 1907 – George W. Jenkins, American businessman, founded Publix (d. 1996)
  • 1908 – Eddie Tolan, American sprinter and educator (d. 1967)
  • 1910 – Bill Boyd, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
  • 1910 – Virginia Bruce, American actress (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1913 – Trevor Howard, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1913 – Stanley Kramer, American director and producer (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – Vincent DeDomenico, American businessman, founded the Napa Valley Wine Train (d. 2007)
  • 1915 – Oscar Handlin, American historian and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1915 – Brenda Marshall, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1916 – Carl Giles, English cartoonist (d. 1995)
  • 1919 – Kira Zvorykina, Belarusian chess player (d. 2014)
  • 1920 – Peter D. Mitchell, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
  • 1920 – Václav Neumann, Czech violinist and conductor (d. 1995)
  • 1921 – John Ritchie, New Zealand composer and educator (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Albie Roles, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1922 – Lizabeth Scott, American actress (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator (d. 2005)
  • 1923 – Bum Phillips, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Steve Forrest, American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Paul MacCready, American engineer, founded AeroVironment (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – Pete Elliott, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Adhemar da Silva, Brazilian triple jumper and actor (d. 2001)
  • 1927 – Sherwood Johnston, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • 1927 – Pete McCloskey, American colonel and politician
  • 1927 – Barbara Mertz, American historian and author (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, English lieutenant, engineer, and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1928 – Brajesh Mishra, Indian politician and diplomat, 1st Indian National Security Advisor (d. 2012)
  • 1928 – Nathan Shamuyarira, Zimbabwean journalist and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Richard Bonynge, Australian pianist and conductor
  • 1930 – Colin Dexter, English author and educator
  • 1931 – James Cronin, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Anita Ekberg, Swedish-Italian model and actress (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – Paul Oestreicher, German-English priest and theologian
  • 1932 – Robert Benton, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1932 – Paul Giel, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002)
  • 1933 – Samora Machel, Mozambican commander and politician, 1st President of Mozambique (d. 1986)
  • 1934 – Skandor Akbar, American wrestler and manager (d. 2010)
  • 1934 – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Hungarian-American psychologist and academic
  • 1934 – Lance Gibbs, Guyanese cricketer and manager
  • 1934 – Stuart M. Kaminsky, American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Lindsay Kline, Australian cricketer (d. 2015)
  • 1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1936 – Silvio Berlusconi, Italian businessman and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Italy
  • 1936 – James Fogle, American author (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – Hal Trosky, Jr., American baseball player (d. 2012)
  • 1938 – Dave Harper, English footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1938 – Wim Kok, Dutch union leader and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • 1939 – Fikret Abdić, Bosnian economist and politician
  • 1939 – Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1939 – Tommy Boyce, American singer-songwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1939 – Dan Crary, American singer and guitarist
  • 1939 – Molly Haskell, American author and critic
  • 1939 – Larry Linville, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1939 – Rhodri Morgan, Welsh politician, 2nd First Minister of Wales
  • 1940 – Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1940 – Brute Force, American singer-songwriter
  • 1940 – Carlos Morales Troncoso, Dominican politician, 34th Vice President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1941 – David Steele, English cricketer
  • 1942 – Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist
  • 1942 – Madeline Kahn, American actress and singer (d. 1999)
  • 1942 – Ian McShane, English actor
  • 1942 – Bill Nelson, American captain and politician
  • 1942 – Jean-Luc Ponty, French violinist and composer
  • 1942 – Janet Powell, Australian educator and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1942 – Steve Tesich, Serbian-American screenwriter and playwright (d. 1996)
  • 1943 – Mohammad Khatami, Iranian scholar and politician, 5th President of Iran
  • 1943 – Wolfgang Overath, German footballer
  • 1943 – Gary Boyd Roberts, American genealogist and author
  • 1943 – Lech Wałęsa, Polish electrician and politician, 2nd President of Poland, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1944 – Mike Post, American composer and producer
  • 1945 – Kyriakos Sfetsas, Greek composer and poet
  • 1946 – Patricia Hodge, English actress
  • 1946 – Ian Wallace, English drummer (d. 2007)
  • 1947 – Ülo Kaevats, Estonian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1947 – S. H. Kapadia, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 38th Chief Justice of India (d. 2016)
  • 1947 – Gary Wetzel, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient
  • 1948 – Mark Farner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1948 – Bryant Gumbel, American journalist and sportscaster
  • 1948 – Theo Jörgensmann, German clarinet player and composer
  • 1948 – Mike Pinera, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1949 – George Dalaras, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – Ken Macha, American baseball player and manager
  • 1951 – Michelle Bachelet, Chilean physician and politician, 34th President of Chile
  • 1951 – Pier Luigi Bersani, Italian educator and politician, 6th President of Emilia-Romagna
  • 1951 – Andrés Caicedo, Colombian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1977)
  • 1951 – Maureen Caird, Australian-New Zealand hurdler
  • 1951 – Mike Enriquez, Filipino journalist
  • 1952 – Roy Campbell, Jr., American trumpet player (d. 2014)
  • 1952 – Gábor Csupó, Hungarian-American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Klasky Csupo
  • 1952 – Richard Hodges, English archaeologist and academic
  • 1952 – Max Sandlin, American lawyer, judge, and politician
  • 1952 – Takanosato Toshihide, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 59th Yokozuna (d. 2011)
  • 1953 – Warren Cromartie, American baseball player, coach, and radio host
  • 1953 – Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1953 – Lawrence Reed, American economist and author
  • 1954 – Uwe Jahn, German footballer and manager
  • 1954 – Mark Mitchell, Australian actor
  • 1955 – Ann Bancroft, American explorer and author
  • 1955 – Gareth Davies, Welsh rugby player and academic
  • 1955 – Benoît Ferreux, French actor and director
  • 1955 – Gwen Ifill, American journalist (d. 2016)
  • 1956 – Sebastian Coe, English sprinter and politician
  • 1956 – Jenny Morris, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1956 – Suzzy Roche, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1957 – Chris Broad, English cricketer and referee
  • 1957 – Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957 – Mark Nicholas, English cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Julian Armour, American-Canadian cellist and educator
  • 1960 – Kenneth Hansen, Swedish race car driver
  • 1960 – Alan McGee, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1960 – John Paxson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1960 – David Sammartino, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1960 – Andy Slaughter, English politician
  • 1960 – Carol Welsman, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1961 – Julia Gillard, Welsh-Australian lawyer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1961 – Stephanie Miller, American comedian and radio host
  • 1962 – Roger Bart, American actor
  • 1963 – Dave Andreychuk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963 – Les Claypool, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1964 – Brad Lohaus, American basketball player
  • 1966 – Hersey Hawkins, American basketball player and coach
  • 1967 – Brett Anderson, English singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Patrick Burns, American paranormal investigator
  • 1968 – Luke Goss, English actor
  • 1968 – Matt Goss, English singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Alex Skolnick, American guitarist
  • 1969 – Erika Eleniak, American model and actress
  • 1969 – DeVante Swing, American singer-songwriter, and producer
  • 1969 – Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1970 – Russell Peters, Canadian comedian, actor, and producer
  • 1970 – Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese wrestler and trainer
  • 1970 – Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress
  • 1971 – Tanoka Beard, American basketball player
  • 1971 – Mackenzie Crook, English actor and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Theodore Shapiro, American composer
  • 1971 – Sibel Tüzün, Turkish singer-songwriter
  • 1972 – Oliver Gavin, English race car driver
  • 1973 – Foivos Delivorias, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Shannon Larratt, Canadian publisher, founded BMEzine (d. 2013)
  • 1973 – Scout Niblett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974 – Brian Ash, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1974 – Matt Hullum, American actor, director, and producer, co-founded Rooster Teeth
  • 1975 – Albert Celades, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Darren Byfield, English-Jamaican footballer
  • 1976 – Kelvin Davis, English footballer
  • 1976 – Óscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
  • 1976 – Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian footballer and politician
  • 1977 – Eric Barton, American football player
  • 1977 – Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
  • 1977 – Debelah Morgan, American singer-songwriter
  • 1977 – Jake Westbrook, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Mohini Bhardwaj, American gymnast and coach
  • 1978 – Gunner McGrath, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Luca Gianquitto, Italian guitarist and composer
  • 1979 – Orhan Ak, Turkish footballer
  • 1979 – Takumi Beppu, Japanese cyclist and manager
  • 1979 – Artika Sari Devi, Indonesian model and actress
  • 1979 – Shelley Duncan, American baseball player and manager
  • 1979 – Jaime Lozano, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 – Patrick Agyemang, English footballer
  • 1980 – Dallas Green, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Zachary Levi, American actor and singer
  • 1981 – Aris Galanopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1981 – Shane Smeltz, German-New Zealand footballer
  • 1982 – Matt Giteau, Australian rugby player
  • 1982 – Amy Williams, English skeleton racer
  • 1983 – Lisette Oropesa, American soprano and actress
  • 1984 – Per Mertesacker, German footballer
  • 1985 – Calvin Johnson, American football player
  • 1985 – Niklas Moisander, Finnish footballer
  • 1985 – Dani Pedrosa, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1985 – Magnus Gangstad Jørgensen, Norwegian music producer
  • 1986 – Lisa Foiles, American actress and journalist
  • 1986 – Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Matt Lashoff, American ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Isaac Makwala, Botswanan sprinter
  • 1986 – Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – David Del Rio, American actor and director
  • 1988 – Kevin Durant, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Justin Nozuka, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1989 – Theo Adams, English photographer and director
  • 1989 – Aaron Martin, English footballer
  • 1989 – Adore Delano, American drag queen and singer
  • 1989 – Andrea Poli, Italian footballer
  • 1989 – Fatima Lodhi, Pakistani social activist
  • 1990 – Gerphil Flores, Filipina singer and finalist of Asia’s Got Talent
  • 1990 – Joosep Laiksoo, Estonian race car driver
  • 1990 – Lena Wermelt, German footballer
  • 1991 – Adem Ljajić, Serbian footballer
  • 1993 – Viktor Romanenkov, Estonian figure skater
  • 1994 – Britteny Cox, Australian skier
  • 1995 – Alice Matteucci, Italian tennis player
  • 1998 – Vera Lapko, Belarusian tennis player

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on September 29
  • 722 – Leudwinus, Frankish archbishop and saint (b. 660)
  • 855 – Lothair I, Roman emperor (b. 795)
  • 1186 – William of Tyre, Archbishop of Tyre (b. c. 1130)
  • 1225 – Arnaud Amalric, Papal legate who allegedly promoted mass murder
  • 1298 – Guido I da Montefeltro, Italian military strategist (b. 1223)
  • 1304 – John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey, English general (b. 1231)
  • 1364 – Charles I, Duke of Brittany (b. 1319)
  • 1382 – ‘Izz al-Din ibn Rukn al-Din Mahmud, malik of Sistan
  • 1560 – Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1496)
  • 1634 – Henry Hyde, English politician and lawyer (b.c. 1563)
  • 1637 – Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino martyr and saint (b. 1600)
  • 1642 – René Goupil, French missionary and saint (b. 1608)
  • 1642 – William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire (b. 1561)
  • 1703 – Charles de Saint-Évremond, French-English soldier, author, and critic (b. 1610)
  • 1800 – Michael Denis, Austrian poet and author (b. 1729)
  • 1804 – Michael Hillegas, American politician, 1st Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
  • 1833 – Ferdinand VII of Spain (b. 1784)
  • 1862 – William “Bull” Nelson, American general (b. 1824)
  • 1887 – Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon and academic (b. 1810)
  • 1889 – Louis Faidherbe, French general and politician (b. 1818)
  • 1900 – Samuel Fenton Cary, American lawyer and politician (b. 1814)
  • 1902 – William McGonagall, Scottish poet and actor (b. 1825)
  • 1902 – Émile Zola, French journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1840)
  • 1908 – Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1839)
  • 1910 – Winslow Homer, American painter, illustrator, and engraver (b. 1836)
  • 1913 – Rudolf Diesel, German engineer, invented the diesel engine (b. 1858)
  • 1925 – Léon Bourgeois, French police officer and politician, 64th Prime Minister of France, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1851)
  • 1927 – Arthur Achleitner, German journalist and author (b. 1858)
  • 1927 – Willem Einthoven, Indonesian-Dutch physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
  • 1928 – John Devoy, Irish-American Fenian rebel leader (b. 1842)
  • 1930 – Ilya Repin, Ukrainian-Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1844)
  • 1937 – Ray Ewry, American triple jumper (b. 1873)
  • 1937 – Ernst Hoppenberg, German swimmer and water polo player (b. 1878)
  • 1942 – Matangini Hazra, Indian Freedom fighter (b.1870)
  • 1951 – Thomas Cahill, American soccer player and coach (b. 1864)
  • 1952 – John Cobb, English race car driver and pilot (b. 1899)
  • 1967 – Carson McCullers, American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet (b. 1917)
  • 1970 – Edward Everett Horton, American actor (b. 1886)
  • 1973 – W. H. Auden, English-American poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1907)
  • 1975 – Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (b. 1890)
  • 1981 – Bill Shankly, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1913)
  • 1982 – Monty Stratton, American baseball player and coach (b. 1912)
  • 1986 – Prince George Valdemar of Denmark (b. 1920)
  • 1987 – Henry Ford II, American businessman (b. 1917)
  • 1988 – Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
  • 1989 – Gussie Busch, American businessman (b. 1899)
  • 1989 – Georges Ulmer, Danish-French singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1919)
  • 1993 – Gordon Douglas, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1907)
  • 1997 – Roy Lichtenstein, American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 1998 – Tom Bradley, American lieutenant and politician, 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1917)
  • 1999 – Jean-Louis Millette, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
  • 2000 – John Grant, English journalist and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2001 – Mabel Fairbanks, American figure skater and coach (b. 1915)
  • 2001 – Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Vietnamese general and politician, 5th President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)
  • 2004 – Richard Sainct, French motorcycle racer (b. 1970)
  • 2004 – Patrick Wormald, English historian (b. 1947)
  • 2005 – Patrick Caulfield, English painter and academic (b. 1936)
  • 2005 – Austin Leslie, American chef and author (b. 1934)
  • 2006 – Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer and manager (b. 1915)
  • 2006 – Michael A. Monsoor, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)
  • 2006 – Louis-Albert Vachon, Canadian cardinal (b. 1912)
  • 2007 – Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Yıldırım Aktuna, Turkish psychiatrist and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1930)
  • 2008 – Hayden Carruth, American poet and critic (b. 1921)
  • 2009 – Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 2010 – Tony Curtis, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2010 – Greg Giraldo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1965)
  • 2011 – Sylvia Robinson, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Hathloul bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Neil Smith, Scottish geographer and academic (b. 1954)
  • 2012 – Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, American publisher (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Malcolm Wicks, English academic and politician (b. 1947)
  • 2013 – Harold Agnew, American physicist and engineer (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Anton Benning, German lieutenant (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Pete T. Cenarrusa, American soldier, pilot, and politician, Secretary of State of Idaho (b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Carl Joachim Classen, German scholar and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – S. N. Goenka, Burmese-Indian educator (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – L. C. Greenwood, American football player (b. 1946)
  • 2013 – Bob Kurland, American basketball player and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Miguel Boyer, Spanish economist and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Andreas Fransson, Swedish skier (b. 1983)
  • 2014 – Stan Monteith, American surgeon and author (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Luis Nishizawa, Mexican painter and educator (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – John Ritchie, New Zealand composer and educator (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – George Shuba, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1932)
  • 2015 – Hellmuth Karasek, Czech-German journalist, author, and critic (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – William Kerslake, American wrestler and engineer (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Jean Ter-Merguerian, French-Armenian violinist (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Phil Woods, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1931)
  • 2016 – Miriam Defensor Santiago, Filipina politician (b. 1945)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on September 29
  • Christian feast day:
    • Rhipsime
    • September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
    • the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. One of the four quarter days in the Irish calendar. (England and Ireland). Called Michaelmas in some western liturgical traditions
  • Day of Machine-Building Industry Workers (Russia)
  • Inventors’ Day (Argentina)
  • National Coffee Day (multiple countries, see article)
  • Victory of Boquerón Day (Paraguay)
  • World Heart Day

 

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