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  • What happened on September 5
  • September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on September 5
  • 917 – Liu Yan declares himself emperor, establishing the Southern Han state in southern China, at his capital of Panyu.
  • 1590 – Alexander Farnese’s army forces Henry IV of France to lift the siege of Paris.
  • 1661 – Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D’Artagnan, captain of the king’smusketeers.
  • 1666 – Great Fire of London ends: Ten thousand buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral are destroyed, but only six people are known to have died.
  • 1697 – War of the Grand Alliance : A French warship commanded by Captain Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville defeated an English squadron at the Battle of Hudson’s Bay.
  • 1698 – In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
  • 1725 – Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyńska.
  • 1774 – First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia.
  • 1781 – Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War: The British Navy is repelled by the French Navy, contributing to the British surrender at Yorktown.
  • 1793 – French Revolution: The French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
  • 1798 – Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.
  • 1812 – War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac’s forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort’s outhouses.
  • 1816 – Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable (“Unobtainable Chamber”).
  • 1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1839 – The United Kingdom declares war on the Qing dynasty of China.
  • 1840 – Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s Un giorno di regno at La Scala of Milan.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: The Potomac River is crossed at White’s Ford in the Maryland Campaign.
  • 1877 – American Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
  • 1882 – The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
  • 1882 – Tottenham Hotspur, a Premier League football club from North London, is founded (as Hotspur F.C.).
  • 1887 – A fire at Theatre Royal in Exeter, England kills 186.
  • 1905 – Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, United States, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, ends the war.
  • 1906 – The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory overCarroll College (Wisconsin).
  • 1914 – World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital.
  • 1915 – The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.
  • 1918 – The original publication of the Cheka decree, “On Red Terror”.
  • 1921 – Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle party in San Francisco ends with the death of the young actress Virginia Rappe: One of the first scandals of the Hollywoodcommunity.
  • 1927 – The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles, produced by Walt Disney, is released by Universal Pictures.
  • 1932 – The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
  • 1937 – Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls to the Nationalists following a one-day siege.
  • 1938 – Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are executed after surrendering during a failed coup.
  • 1941 – Whole territory of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany.
  • 1942 – World War II: Japanese high command orders withdrawal at Milne Bay, the first major Japanese defeat in land warfare during the Pacific War.
  • 1943 – World War II: The 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment lands and occupies Lae Nadzab Airport, near Lae in the Salamaua–Lae campaign.
  • 1944 – Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constitute Benelux.
  • 1945 – Cold War: Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada, exposing Soviet espionage in North America, signalling the beginning of the Cold War.
  • 1945 – Iva Toguri D’Aquino, a Japanese American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
  • 1948 – In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister; as such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
  • 1957 – Cuban Revolution: Fulgencio Batista bombs the revolt in Cienfuegos.
  • 1960 – Poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is the first elected President of Senegal.
  • 1960 – Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) wins the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.
  • 1969 – My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai.
  • 1970 – Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: The United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thừa Thiên–Huế Province.
  • 1970 – Jochen Rindt becomes the only driver to posthumously win the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship (in 1970), after being killed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix.
  • 1972 – Munich massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called “Black September” attacks and takes hostage 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. Two die in the attack and nine are murdered the following day.
  • 1975 – Sacramento, California: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
  • 1978 – Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace discussions at Camp David, Maryland.
  • 1980 – The Gotthard Road Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world’s longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.32 km) stretching from Göschenen to Airolo.
  • 1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
  • 1984 – Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
  • 1986 – Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.
  • 1990 – Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers slaughter 158 civilians.
  • 1991 – The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, comes into force.
  • 1996 – Hurricane Fran makes landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph sustained winds. Fran caused over $3 billion in damage and killed 27 people.
  • 2012 – An accidental explosion at a Turkish Army ammunition store in Afyon, western Turkey kills 25 soldiers and wounds four others.

 

 

 

  • Births on September 5
  • 699 – Abu Hanifa, Iraqi scholar (d. 767)
  • 1187 – Louis VIII of France (d. 1226)
  • 1201 – Alix, Duchess of Brittany (d. 1221)
  • 1319 – Peter IV of Aragon (d. 1387)
  • 1533 – Jacopo Zabarella, Italian philosopher and logician (d. 1589)
  • 1540 – Magnus, Duke of Holstein (d. 1583)
  • 1567 – Date Masamune, Japanese daimyo (d. 1636)
  • 1568 – Tommaso Campanella, Italian poet, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1639)
  • 1638 – Louis XIV of France (d. 1715)
  • 1642 – Maria of Orange-Nassau (d. 1688)
  • 1666 – Gottfried Arnold, German historian and theologian (d. 1714)
  • 1667 – Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Italian priest, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1733)
  • 1694 – František Václav Míča, Czech conductor and composer (d. 1744)
  • 1695 – Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician and diplomat (d. 1770)
  • 1722 – Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (d. 1763)
  • 1725 – Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1799)
  • 1735 – Johann Christian Bach, German-English viol player and composer (d. 1782)
  • 1750 – Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet and author (d. 1774)
  • 1769 – John Shortland, English commander (d. 1810)
  • 1771 – Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (d. 1847)
  • 1772 – Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Iranian king (d. 1834)
  • 1774 – Caspar David Friedrich, German painter and etcher (d. 1840)
  • 1775 – Juan Martín Díez, Spanish general (d. 1825)
  • 1781 – Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer and publisher (d. 1858)
  • 1787 – François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1850)
  • 1791 – Giacomo Meyerbeer, German pianist and composer (d. 1864)
  • 1792 – Ours-Pierre-Armand Petit-Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1857)
  • 1806 – Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1865)
  • 1817 – Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, author, and playwright (d. 1875)
  • 1818 – Edmund Kennedy, Australian explorer and surveyor (d. 1848)
  • 1826 – John Wisden, English cricketer and businessman (d. 1884)
  • 1827 – Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and songwriter (d. 1849)
  • 1831 – Victorien Sardou, French author and playwright (d. 1908)
  • 1833 – George Huntington Hartford, American businessman (d. 1917)
  • 1836 – Justiniano Borgoño, Peruvian soldier and politician, 57th President of Peru (d. 1921)
  • 1847 – Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)
  • 1850 – Jack Daniel, American businessman, founded Jack Daniel’s (d. 1911)
  • 1856 – Thomas E. Watson, American lawyer, publisher, and politician (d. 1922)
  • 1867 – Amy Beach, American pianist and composer (d. 1944)
  • 1871 – Friedrich Akel, Estonian physician and politician, Head of State of Estonia (d 1941)
  • 1872 – V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1936)
  • 1872 – Horace Rice, Australian tennis player (d. 1950)
  • 1873 – Cornelius Vanderbilt III, American general and engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1874 – Nap Lajoie, American baseball player and manager (d. 1959)
  • 1876 – Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (d. 1956)
  • 1880 – José María of Manila, Spanish-Filipino priest and martyr (d. 1936)
  • 1881 – Otto Bauer, Austrian philosopher and politician, Foreign Minister of Austria (d. 1938)
  • 1881 – Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson, English field marshal (d. 1964)
  • 1883 – Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist and scholar (d. 1967)
  • 1888 – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of India (d. 1975)
  • 1892 – Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist and educator (d. 1973)
  • 1897 – Morris Carnovsky, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1897 – Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst, founded ACNielsen (d. 1980)
  • 1899 – Humphrey Cobb, American author and screenwriter (d. 1944)
  • 1899 – Helen Creighton, Canadian author and educator (d. 1989)
  • 1901 – Florence Eldridge, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1901 – Mario Scelba, Italian politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1902 – Jean Dalrymple, American playwright, producer, manager, and publicist (d. 1998)
  • 1902 – Darryl F. Zanuck, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1904 – Vera Bradford, Australian pianist and educator (d. 2004)
  • 1905 – Maurice Challe, French general (d. 1979)
  • 1905 – Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-English journalist and author (d. 1983)
  • 1905 – Justiniano Montano, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1906 – Ralston Crawford, American painter, lithographer, and photographer (d. 1978)
  • 1907 – Sunnyland Slim, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1995)
  • 1908 – Josué de Castro, Brazilian physician, geographer, and activist (d. 1973)
  • 1908 – Joaquín Nin-Culmell, German-American pianist and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1909 – Hans Carste, German pianist and conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1909 – Bernard Delfont, Russian-English talent manager (d. 1994)
  • 1909 – Archie Jackson, Scottish-Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
  • 1910 – Leila Mackinlay, English author (d. 1996)
  • 1910 – Phiroze Palia, Indian cricketer (d. 1981)
  • 1912 – John Cage, American composer and theorist (d. 1992)
  • 1912 – Kristina Söderbaum, Swedish-German actress and photographer (d. 2001)
  • 1912 – Frank Thomas, American voice actor, animator, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1914 – Stuart Freeborn, English make up artist (d. 2013)
  • 1914 – Gail Kubik, American violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1984)
  • 1914 – Nicanor Parra, Chilean physicist, mathematician, and poet
  • 1916 – Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1916 – Frank Yerby, American novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1917 – Pedro E. Guerrero, American photographer (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racer and trainer (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Luis Alcoriza, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1918 – Bob Katter, Sr., Australian captain and politician (d. 1990)
  • 1919 – Elisabeth Volkenrath, German SS officer (d. 1945)
  • 1920 – Peter Racine Fricker, English-American composer and educator (d. 1990)
  • 1920 – Fons Rademakers, Dutch-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – Murray Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Jack Valenti, American businessman, created the MPAA film rating system (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Denys Wilkinson, English physicist and academic
  • 1923 – David Hamer, Australian captain and politician (d. 2002)
  • 1923 – Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer (d. 2004)
  • 1924 – Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Justin Kaplan, American author (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Paul Volcker, American economist and academic
  • 1928 – Joyce Hatto, English pianist and educator (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Albert Mangelsdorff, German trombonist and educator (d. 2005)
  • 1929 – Bob Newhart, American comedian and actor
  • 1929 – Andriyan Nikolayev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2004)
  • 1932 – Carol Lawrence, American actress and singer
  • 1933 – Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilean cardinal
  • 1934 – Paul Josef Cordes, German cardinal
  • 1934 – Dennis Letts, American actor and educator (d. 2008)
  • 1934 – Kevin McNamara, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • 1935 – Werner Erhard, American author and philanthropist, founded Werner Erhard and Associates and The Hunger Project
  • 1935 – Helen Gifford, Australian composer and educator
  • 1936 – Robert Burns, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – John Danforth, American politician and diplomat, 24th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1936 – Jonathan Kozol, American sociologist, author, and educator
  • 1936 – Bill Mazeroski, American baseball player and coach
  • 1936 – Knuts Skujenieks, Latvian poet, journalist, and translator
  • 1937 – Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1937 – Dick Clement, English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1937 – William Devane, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1938 – John Ferguson, Sr., Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2007)
  • 1938 – Doreen Massey, Baroness Massey of Darwen, English politician
  • 1939 – Claudette Colvin, American nurse and activist
  • 1939 – George Lazenby, Australian actor
  • 1939 – John Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
  • 1939 – George Tremlett, English journalist, author, and politician
  • 1940 – Valerie Howarth, Baroness Howarth of Breckland, English politician
  • 1940 – Raquel Welch, American actress and singer
  • 1941 – Dave Dryden, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1942 – Werner Herzog, German actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1942 – Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor and composer (d. 1995)
  • 1943 – Dulce Saguisag, Filipino social worker and politician, 10th Filipino Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (d. 2007)
  • 1944 – Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, author, and playwright (d. 1996)
  • 1944 – Gareth Evans, Australian lawyer and politician, 33rd Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1945 – Eva Bergman, Swedish director and screenwriter
  • 1945 – Al Stewart, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Kyongae Chang, South Korean astrophysicist and academic
  • 1946 – Dennis Dugan, American actor and director
  • 1946 – Freddie Mercury, Tanzanian-English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1991)
  • 1946 – Loudon Wainwright III, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1947 – Mel Collins, Manx saxophonist and flute player
  • 1947 – Chip Davis, American pianist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1947 – Buddy Miles, American singer-songwriter and drummer (d. 2008)
  • 1947 – Bruce Yardley, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1948 – Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Foreign Minister of Austria
  • 1949 – Clem Clempson, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1950 – Rosie Cooper, English businesswoman and politician
  • 1950 – Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist, created Cathy
  • 1951 – Paul Breitner, German footballer
  • 1951 – Michael Keaton, American actor and producer
  • 1953 – Victor Davis Hanson, American historian and journalist
  • 1953 – Murray Mexted, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Eiki Nestor, Estonian engineer and politician, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs
  • 1953 – Paul Piché, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1954 – Richard Austin, Jamaican footballer and cricketer (d. 2015)
  • 1954 – Frederick Kempe, American journalist and author
  • 1956 – Roine Stolt, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1957 – Rudi Gores, German footballer and manager
  • 1957 – Peter Winnen, Dutch cyclist
  • 1958 – Lars Danielsson, Swedish bassist, composer, and producer
  • 1959 – Frank Schirrmacher, German journalist and publisher (d. 2014)
  • 1960 – Don Kulick, Swedish anthropologist and academic
  • 1961 – Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist and composer
  • 1962 – Tracy Edwards, English sailor and coach
  • 1962 – John McGrath, Welsh businessman
  • 1963 – Juan Alderete, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1963 – Jeff Brantley, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Taki Inoue, Japanese race car driver and manager
  • 1964 – Frank Farina, Australian footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Sergei Loznitsa, Belarusian-Ukrainian director and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Ken Norman, American basketball player
  • 1965 – David Brabham, Australian race car driver
  • 1965 – Nick Talbot, English geneticist and academic
  • 1966 – Achero Mañas, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Milinko Pantić, Serbian footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Matthias Sammer, German footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Jane Sixsmith, English field hockey player
  • 1968 – Serhiy Kovalets, Ukrainian footballer and manager
  • 1968 – Dennis Scott, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Robin van der Laan, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1968 – Brad Wilk, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1969 – Dweezil Zappa, American actor and musician
  • 1969 – Leonardo Araújo, Brazilian footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Mariko Kouda, Japanese voice actress, singer, and radio host
  • 1969 – Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer and coach
  • 1970 – Liam Lynch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, puppeteer, and director
  • 1970 – Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1970 – Gilbert Remulla, Filipino journalist and politician
  • 1970 – Johnny Vegas, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Adam Hollioake, Australian cricketer and mixed martial artist
  • 1972 – Shane Sewell, Canadian-American wrestler and referee
  • 1972 – Guy Whittall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1973 – Paddy Considine, English actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Rose McGowan, American actress
  • 1974 – Rawl Lewis, Grenadian cricketer
  • 1974 – Ken-Marti Vaher, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
  • 1975 – Rod Barajas, American baseball player and manager
  • 1975 – George Boateng, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Randy Choate, American baseball player
  • 1975 – Matt Geyer, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1976 – Tatiana Gutsu, Ukrainian gymnast
  • 1977 – Rosevelt Colvin, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1977 – Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish footballer
  • 1977 – Minoru Fujita, Japanese wrestler
  • 1977 – Nazr Mohammed, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Laura Bertram, Canadian actress
  • 1978 – Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1978 – Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player
  • 1979 – John Carew, Norwegian footballer
  • 1979 – Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1979 – Salvatore Mastronunzio, Italian footballer
  • 1979 – George O’Callaghan, Irish footballer
  • 1980 – Franco Costanzo, Argentinian footballer
  • 1980 – Kevin Simm, British singer
  • 1981 – Daniel Moreno, Spanish cyclist
  • 1981 – Kai Rüütel, Estonian opera singer
  • 1981 – Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player
  • 1982 – Alexandre Geijo, Spanish-Swiss footballer
  • 1983 – Eugen Bopp, Ukrainian-German footballer
  • 1983 – Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1983 – Antony Sweeney, English footballer
  • 1984 – Chris Anker Sørensen, Danish cyclist
  • 1985 – Ryan Guy, American soccer player
  • 1986 – Colt McCoy, American football player
  • 1986 – Pragyan Ojha, Indian cricketer
  • 1988 – Denni Avdić, Swedish footballer
  • 1988 – Felipe Caicedo, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1989 – Elena Delle Donne, American basketball player
  • 1989 – José Ángel Valdés, Spanish footballer
  • 1989 – Ben Youngs, English rugby player
  • 1990 – Antonio Esposito, Italian footballer
  • 1990 – Francesca Segarelli, Dominican tennis player
  • 1990 – Lance Stephenson, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Kim Yuna, South Korean figure skater
  • 1990 – Franco Zuculini, Argentinian footballer
  • 1991 – Zeki Yavru, Turkish footballer
  • 1994 – Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italian swimmer
  • 1995 – Szabina Szlavikovics, Hungarian tennis player
  • 1996 – Richairo Živković, Dutch footballer

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on September 5
  • 714 – Shang, emperor of the Tang Dynasty
  • 590 – Authari, Lombard king (b. 540)
  • 1165 – Emperor Nijō of Japan (b. 1143)
  • 1201 – Constance, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1161)
  • 1235 – Henry I, Duke of Brabant (b. 1165)
  • 1607 – Pomponne de Bellièvre, French politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1529)
  • 1629 – Domenico Allegri, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1585)
  • 1734 – Nicolas Bernier, French composer (b. 1664)
  • 1786 – Jonas Hanway, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1712)
  • 1803 – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (b. 1741)
  • 1803 – François Devienne, French flute player and composer (b. 1759)
  • 1836 – Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian actor and playwright (b. 1790)
  • 1838 – Charles Percier, French architect and interior decorator (b. 1764)
  • 1857 – Auguste Comte, French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1798)
  • 1876 – Manuel Blanco Encalada, Chilean admiral and politician, 1st President of Chile (b. 1790)
  • 1877 – Crazy Horse, American tribal leader (b. 1849)
  • 1898 – Sarah Emma Edmonds, Canadian-American nurse, soldier, and spy (b. 1841)
  • 1901 – Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist and academic (b. 1853)
  • 1902 – Rudolf Virchow, German anthropologist, pathologist, and biologist (b. 1821)
  • 1906 – Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist and philosopher (b. 1844)
  • 1912 – Arthur MacArthur, Jr., American general (b. 1845)
  • 1917 – Marian Smoluchowski, Austrian-Polish physicist and mountaineer (b. 1872)
  • 1920 – Robert Harron, American actor (b. 1893)
  • 1922 – Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)
  • 1926 – Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician (b. 1890)
  • 1930 – Robert Means Thompson, American soldier, businessman, and philanthropist (b. 1849)
  • 1931 – John Thomson, Scottish footballer (b. 1909)
  • 1932 – Francisco Acebal, Spanish journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1866)
  • 1932 – Paul Bern, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)
  • 1934 – Sidney Myer, Russian-Australian businessman, founded Myer Stores (b. 1878)
  • 1936 – Gustave Kahn, French poet and critic (b. 1859)
  • 1942 – François de Labouchère, French soldier and pilot (b. 1917)
  • 1945 – Clem Hill, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1877)
  • 1948 – Richard C. Tolman, American physicist and chemist (b. 1881)
  • 1953 – Richard Walther Darré, Argentinian-German agronomist and politician (b. 1895)
  • 1954 – Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (b. 1860)
  • 1955 – Haydn Bunton, Sr., Australian footballer and coach (b. 1911)
  • 1965 – Thomas Johnston, Scottish journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (b. 1882)
  • 1966 – Dezső Lauber, Hungarian golfer, tennis player, and architect (b. 1879)
  • 1970 – Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian race car driver (b. 1942)
  • 1972 – Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer and businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1973 – Jack Fournier, American baseball player and coach (b. 1889)
  • 1977 – Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet and activist (b. 1897)
  • 1979 – Alberto di Jorio, Italian cardinal (b. 1884)
  • 1980 – Don Banks, Australian composer and educator (b. 1923)
  • 1982 – Douglas Bader, English captain and pilot (b. 1910)
  • 1984 – Adam Malik, Indonesian politician and diplomat, 3rd Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)
  • 1984 – Jane Roberts, American psychic and author (b. 1929)
  • 1985 – Johannes Hint, Estonian engineer (b. 1914)
  • 1988 – Gert Fröbe, German actor and singer (b. 1913)
  • 1989 – Philip Baxter, Welsh-English engineer and academic (b. 1905)
  • 1990 – Hugh Foot, Baron Caradon, English academic and diplomat (b. 1907)
  • 1990 – Jerry Iger, American cartoonist and publisher, co-founded Eisner & Iger (b. 1903)
  • 1990 – Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian politician (b. 1896)
  • 1991 – Sharad Joshi, Indian author and poet (b. 1931)
  • 1992 – Fritz Leiber, American author and poet (b. 1910)
  • 1993 – Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician and scholar (b. 1921)
  • 1994 – John Newman, Australian politician (b. 1946)
  • 1995 – Benyamin Sueb, Indonesian comedian, actor, and singer (b. 1939)
  • 1996 – Basil Salvadore D’Souza, Indian bishop (b. 1926)
  • 1997 – Leon Edel, American author and critic (b. 1907)
  • 1997 – Georg Solti, Hungarian conductor and director (b. 1912)
  • 1997 – Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian nun, missionary, and saint, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • 1998 – Ferdinand Biondi, Canadian radio host (b. 1909)
  • 1998 – Willem Drees, Jr., Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Transport (b. 1922)
  • 1998 – Verner Panton, Danish interior designer (b. 1926)
  • 1998 – Leo Penn, American actor and director (b. 1921)
  • 1999 – Alan Clark, English historian and politician, Minister for Defence Procurement (b. 1928)
  • 1999 – Allen Funt, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1999 – Bryce Mackasey, Canadian businessman and politician, Postmaster General of Canada (b. 1921)
  • 2000 – Roy Fredericks, Guyanese cricketer and politician (b. 1942)
  • 2000 – Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general and politician, 12th Indonesian Minister of Defense (b. 1918)
  • 2001 – Justin Wilson, American chef and author (b. 1914)
  • 2001 – Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian economist and academic (b. 1912)
  • 2002 – David Todd Wilkinson, American cosmologist and astronomer (b. 1935)
  • 2003 – Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-American singer and actress (b. 1927)
  • 2005 – Roberto Viaux, Chilean general (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Jennifer Dunn, American engineer and politician (b. 1941)
  • 2007 – Paul Gillmor, American lawyer and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2007 – Thomas Hansen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1976)
  • 2007 – D. James Kennedy, American pastor and author (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Nikos Nikolaidis, Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1939)
  • 2009 – Gani Fawehinmi, Nigerian lawyer and activist (b. 1938)
  • 2010 – Hedley Beare, Australian author and academic (b. 1932)
  • 2010 – Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, Belgian-Dutch poet and painter (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Ediz Bahtiyaroğlu, Turkish-Bosnian footballer (b. 1986)
  • 2012 – Ian Dick, Australian cricketer and field hockey player (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Victoria Fyodorova, Russian-American actress and author (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – John Oaksey, English jockey and journalist (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Edwin Bideau, American lawyer and politician (b. 1950)
  • 2013 – Geoffrey Goodman, English pilot, journalist, and author (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Isamu Jordan, American journalist and academic (b. 1975)
  • 2014 – Bruce Morton, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Mara Neusel, German mathematician, author, and academic (b. 1964)
  • 2015 – Goh Eng Wah, Malaysian-Singaporean businessman, founded Eng Wah Global (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1964)
  • 2015 – Chester Stranczek, American baseball player and businessman (b. 1929)
  • 2016 – Hugh O’Brian, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2016 – Phyllis Schlafly, American lawyer, writer, and political activist (b. 1924)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on September 5
  • Christian feast day:
    • Bertin
    • Saint Teresa of Calcutta
    • Genebald
    • Gregorio Aglipay (Episcopal Church)
    • Zechariah and Elisabeth (Anglican and Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • September 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest date on which Jeûne genevois can fall, while September 11 is the latest; celebrated on Thursday after the first Sunday of September. (Canton of Geneva)
  • International Day of Charity
  • National Cheese Pizza Day (United States)
  • Teacher’s Day (India)

 

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