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On This Day in History September 30

September 30 – Events:

  • 1399 – Henry IV is proclaimed King of England.
  • 1744 – France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell’Olmo.
  • 1781 – American War of Independence: The French defeat the British at the Battle of Chesapeake Capes.
  • 1791 – The Magic Flute, the last opera composed by Mozart premiered at Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1791 – The Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots.
  • 1813 – Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla.
  • 1860 – Britain’s first tram service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
  • 1882 – The world’s first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
  • 1888 – Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
  • 1895 – Madagascar becomes a French protectorate.
  • 1901 – Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner.
  • 1903 – New Gresham’s School officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.  
  • 1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season
  • 1931 – Start of “Die Voortrekkers” youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • 1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.
  • 1938 – At 2:00 am, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1938 – The League of Nations unanimously outlaws “intentional bombings of civilian populations.”
  • 1939 – Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.
  • 1939 – General Wladyslaw Sikorski becomes commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.
  • 1947 – The Islamic Republic of Pakistan joins the United Nations.
  • 1947 – The World Series, featuring New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.
  • 1949 – The Berlin Airlift ends.
  • 1954 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world’s first nuclear reactor-powered vessel.
  • 1955 – Film icon James Dean dies in a road accident at age 24.
  • 1962 – Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.
  • 1962 – James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
  • 1965 – General Suharto rises to power after an alleged coup by the Communist Party of Indonesia. In response, Suharto and his army massacre over a million of Indonesian suspected as communists.
  • 1966 – The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President.
  • 1967 – BBC Radio 1 is launched; the BBC’s other national radio stations also adopt numeric names. Tony Blackburn presents the first show.
  • 1970 – Jordan makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson’s Field hijackings.
  • 1975 – The J. Edgar Hoover Building is dedicated by President Gerald Ford.
  • 1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
  • 1977 – Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
  • 1979 – The Hong Kong MTR commenced service with the opening of its Modified Initial System (aka. Kwun Tong Line).
  • 1980 – Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • 1982 – Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven were killed in all.
  • 1986 – Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.
  • 1989 – Foreign Minister of West Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher’s speech from the balcony of the German embassy in Prague.
  • 1990 – The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.
  • 1991 – President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti is forced from office.
  • 1993 – An earthquake hits India’s Latur and Osmanabad district of Marathwada (Aurangabad division) in Maharashtra state leaving tens of thousands of people dead and many more homeless.
  • 1999 – Japan’s worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tokai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
  • 2004 – The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
  • 2004 – The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.
  • 2005 – The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 120 plus votes and 15 against, the Project of New Catalan Statute of Autonomy, proclaiming in its article 1, “Catalonia is a nation.”
  • 2005 – The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
  • 2006 – the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.

September 30 – Birthdays:

  • 1207 – Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
  • 1227 – Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)
  • 1530 – Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (d. 1606)
  • 1550 – Michael Maestlin, German mathematician (d. 1631)
  • 1631 – William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (d. 1701)
  • 1700 – Stanislaw Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773)
  • 1710 – John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (d. 1771)
  • 1715 – Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • 1732 – Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI (d. 1804)
  • 1765 – José María Morelos, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1815)
  • 1800 – Decimus Burton, British architect (d. 1881)
  • 1811 – Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890)
  • 1827 – Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (d. 1918)
  • 1861 – William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)
  • 1870 – Jean Baptiste Perrin, French physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1870 – Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father of Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (d. 1948)
  • 1882 – Hans Geiger, German physicist (d. 1945)
  • 1883 – Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (d. 1945)
  • 1893 – Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)
  • 1895 – Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)
  • 1898 – Renée Adorée, French actress (d. 1933)
  • 1898 – Princess Charlotte of Monaco (d. 1977)
  • 1904 – Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (d. 1971)
  • 1905 – Nevill Francis Mott, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
  • 1908 – David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (d. 1974)
  • 1912 – Kenny Baker, American singer and actor (d. 1985)
  • 1913 – Bill Walsh, American film producer and writer (d. 1975)
  • 1915 – Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – Park Chunghee, President of South Korea (d. 1979)
  • 1917 – Buddy Rich, American big band drummer (d. 1987)
  • 1918 – Lewis Nixon, WWII Veteran (d. 1996)
  • 1919 – Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1919 – Patricia Neway, American soprano
  • 1920 – Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
  • 1921 – Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Alan Stretton, Australian general
  • 1924 – Truman Capote, American author (d. 1984)
  • 1926 – Robin Roberts, American baseball player
  • 1927 – W. S. Merwin, American poet
  • 1928 – Elie Wiesel, Romanian Holocaust survivor, author, and lecturer, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1931 – Angie Dickinson, American actress
  • 1932 – Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo)
  • 1932 – Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1933 – Cissy Houston, American gospel/r&b singer
  • 1933 – Barbara Knox, English actress
  • 1934 – Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
  • 1934 – Anna Kashfi, Welsh actress
  • 1935 – Johnny Mathis, American singer
  • 1935 – Z. Z. Hill, American blues singer (d. 1984)
  • 1937 – Valentin Silvestrov, Ukrainian composer
  • 1939 – Jean-Marie Lehn, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942 – Frankie Lymon, American singer (d. 1968)
  • 1943 – Johann Deisenhofer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1943 – Marilyn McCoo, American singer (The Fifth Dimension)
  • 1943 – Ian Ogilvy, British Actor
  • 1944 – Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer
  • 1945 – Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha, 42nd Present Sufi Master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi order
  • 1945 – Ehud Olmert, twelfth Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1945 – Bob Lassiter, American radio personality
  • 1946 – Paul Sheahan, Australian Test Cricketer 1967-1974
  • 1946 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (d. 1993)
  • 1946 – Claude Vorilhon, founder of Raelism, a ufo religion
  • 1947 – Marc Bolan, British musician (d. 1977)
  • 1947 – Dave Arneson, American game designer
  • 1947 – Rula Lenska,English Actress
  • 1948 – Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player
  • 1950 – Renato Zero, Italian musician
  • 1951 – Barry Marshall, Australian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1952 – Jack Wild, British actor (d. 2006)
  • 1953 – Deborah Allen, American singer
  • 1953 – S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author
  • 1954 – Basia Trzetrzelewska, Polish-born singer and songwriter
  • 1954 – Barry Williams, American actor
  • 1954 – Patrice Rushen, American musician
  • 1957 – Fran Drescher, American actress
  • 1958 – Marty Stuart, American musician
  • 1959 – Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach
  • 1960 – Blanche Lincoln, American politician
  • 1961 – Eric Stoltz, American actor
  • 1961 – Crystal Bernard, American actress
  • 1961 – Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
  • 1961 – Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1962 – Frank Rijkaard, Dutch football player and manager
  • 1962 – Shaan, Indian singer
  • 1964 – Trey Anastasio, American musician (Phish)
  • 1964 – Monica Bellucci, Italian actress
  • 1964 – Robby Takac, American singer and bassist (Goo Goo Dolls)
  • 1965 – Kathleen Madigan, American comedian
  • 1966 – Kerry G. Johnson, African American graphic designer and caricaturist
  • 1968 – Monica Bellucci, Italian actress
  • 1969 – Chris Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1991)
  • 1970 – Mark Smith, English body builder, former Gladiators player
  • 1971 – Jenna Elfman, American actress
  • 1972 – Ari Behn, Norwegian author
  • 1972 – Jamal Anderson, American football player
  • 1974 – Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player
  • 1975 – Marion Cotillard, French actress
  • 1975 – Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1977 – Maia Brewton, American actress
  • 1977 – Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1977 – Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
  • 1978 – Candice Michelle, American female wrestler
  • 1979 – Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer
  • 1979 – Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianist
  • 1979 – Vince Chong, Malaysian singer-songwriter
  • 1980 – Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player
  • 1981 – Dominique Moceanu, American gymnast
  • 1981 – Brandon Watson, American baseball
  • 1982 – Kieran Culkin, American actor
  • 1982 – Tory Lane, American nude model, exotic dancer, and pornographic actress
  • 1982 – Michelle Marsh, British model
  • 1982 – Teal Redmann, American actress
  • 1982 – Ryan Stout, American comedian
  • 1983 – Andreea Raducan, Romanian gymnast
  • 1985 – T-Pain, American rapper/singer
  • 1987 – Denise Laurel, Filipino actress and singer

September 30 – Deaths:

  • 420 – Saint Jerome, translator of the Vulgate Bible
  • 653 – Saint Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1101 – Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan
  • 1246 – Yaroslav II of Russia (b. 1191)
  • 1440 – Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician
  • 1487 – John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
  • 1551 – Ouchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)
  • 1560 – Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
  • 1572 – St. Francis Borgia, Jesuit priest (b. 1510)
  • 1581 – Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
  • 1626 – Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)
  • 1628 – Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • 1770 – Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat
  • 1770 – George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714)
  • 1772 – James Brindley, English engineer (b. 1716)
  • 1865 – Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1888 – Elizabeth Stride, widely believed to be the third victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1843)
  • 1888 – Catherine Eddowes, widely believed to be the fourth victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1842)
  • 1891 – Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837)
  • 1897 – St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)
  • 1910 – Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
  • 1913 – Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (b. 1858)
  • 1942 – Hans-Joachim Marseille, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • 1943 – Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)
  • 1955 – James Dean, American actor (automobile accident) (b. 1931)
  • 1961 – Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
  • 1973 – Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)
  • 1974 – Carlos Prats, Chilean Constitutionalist General, assassinated in the frame of Operation  Condor
  • 1977 – Mary Ford, American singer (Les Paul and Mary Ford) (b. 1924)
  • 1978 – Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903)
  • 1985 – Simone Signoret, French actress (b. 1921)
  • 1985 – Charles Richter, American seismologist (b. 1900)
  • 1988 – Al Holbert, American race car driver and team owner (b. 1946)
  • 1989 – Virgil Thompson, American composer (b. 1896)
  • 1990 – Patrick White, Australian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 1990 – Alice Parizeau, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 1994 – Andre Michael Lwoff, French microbiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1998 – Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (b. 1953)
  • 2002 – Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)
  • 2003 – Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer (b. 1944)
  • 2003 – Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim leader (b. 1935)
  • 2004 – Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor (b. 1936)
  • 2004 – Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)

September 30 – Holidays:

  • Botswana – Independence Day (1966)
  • São Tomé and Príncipe – Agricultural Reform (Nationalization) Day
  • French Republican Calendar – Panais (Parsnip) Day, ninth day in the Month of Vendémiaire
  • International Translation Day, introduced in 1991 by International Federation of Translators
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On This Day in History September 29

September 29 – Events:

  • 522 BC – Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.
  • 480 BC – Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistokles, defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
  • 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.
  • 1066 – William the Conqueror invades England.
  • 1227 – Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX, for his failure to go on crusade.
  • 1364 – Battle of Auray: English forces defeat French in Brittany; end of the Breton War of Succession.
  • 1567 – The second War of Religion in France breaks out.
  • 1567 – At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason.
  • 1650 – Henry Robinson opens his Office of Addresses and Encounters – the first historically documented dating service – in Threadneedle Street, London.
  • 1789 – The U.S. War Department first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
  • 1789 – The first U.S. Congress adjourns.
  • 1829 – The Metropolitan Police of London, also known as the Met, is founded.
  • 1848 – Battle of Pákozd: Hungarian forces defeat Croats at Pákozd; the first battle of the War of Independence.
  • 1850 – The Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX.
  • 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.
  • 1907 – The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
  • 1911 – Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1916 – First billionaire. John D. Rockefeller proclaimed.
  • 1918 – The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces during World War I. Bulgaria signs an armistice.
  • 1924 – Plutarco Elías Calles is proclaimed President of Mexico.
  • 1941 – Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C starts Babi Yar massacre. According to the Einsatzgruppen Operational Situation Report No. 101, at least 33,771 Jews from Kiev and its suburbs were killed at Babi Yar on September 29 – 30, 1941.
  • 1943 – U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the British ship HMS Nelson off Malta.
  • 1954 – The convention establishing CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.
  • 1954 – Major League Baseball: Willie Mays of the then New York Giants makes “The Catch” at The Polo Grounds in game one of the World Series.
  • 1957 – 20 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, disorders a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts.
  • 1962 – Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, is launched.
  • 1963 – The second period of the Second Vatican Council opens.
  • 1964 – The Argentine comic strip Mafalda is published for the first time.
  • 1965 – The NSA memorial lists ten agents lost on this date.
  • 1971 – Oman joins the Arab League.
  • 1972 – Sino-Japanese 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.
  • 1975 – Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television’s first black weathercaster.
  • 1979 – Pope John Paul II became the first pope to set foot on Irish soil with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1982 – Tylenol Crisis of 1982 began when the first of seven individuals died in metropolitan Chicago.
  • 1988 – NASA resumes space shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster, with STS-26.
  • 1990 – Washington National Cathedral finished.
  • 1990 – The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
  • 1991 – Military coup in Haiti.
  • 1992 – Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello resigns.
  • 1995 – Khaled Kelkal is killed by the French Police.
  • 1995 – The United States Navy disbands Fighter Squadron #84 (VF-84), the celebrated Jolly Rogers.
  • 2001 – The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
  • 2003 – Hurricane Juan makes landfall in Nova Scotia.
  • 2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
  • 2004 – The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, the first of two needed to win the prize.
  • 2005 – US Senate confirms John Roberts to be the next Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 2005 – Amnesty referendum in Algeria.
  • 2006 – US Representative Mark Foley resigns after allegations of inappropriate emails to house pages were introduced.

September 29 – Birthdays:

  • 106 BC – Pompey the Great, consul of Rome (d. 48 BC)
  • 1240 – Margaret of England, Queen consort of England, (d. 1275)
  • 1321 – John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. 1387)
  • 1328 – Joan of Kent, wife of Edward, the Black Prince (d. 1385)
  • 1388 – Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Henry IV of England (d. 1421)
  • 1511 – Miguel Servet, Spanish humanist (d. 1553)
  • 1547 – Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author (d. 1616)
  • 1548 – William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)
  • 1561 – Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (d. 1615)
  • 1571 – Caravaggio, Italian artist (d. 1610)
  • 1636 – Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1715)
  • 1639 – Lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683)
  • 1640 – Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (d. 1720)
  • 1678 – Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766)
  • 1691 – Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781)
  • 1703 – François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)
  • 1725 – Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, British general and statesman (d. 1774)
  • 1758 – Horatio Nelson, British admiral (d. 1805)
  • 1766 – Charlotte, Princess Royal, German queen (d. 1828)
  • 1786 – Guadalupe Victoria, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843)
  • 1803 – Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician (d. 1850)
  • 1803 – Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872)
  • 1808 – Henry Bennett, American politician (d. 1868)
  • 1810 – Elizabeth Gaskell, British novelist (d. 1865)
  • 1842 – Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (d.  1902)
  • 1843 – Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882)
  • 1853 – Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • 1863 – Hugo Haase, German politician and jurist (d. 1919)
  • 1864 – Alexandra Kitchin, British model for Lewis Carroll (d. 1925)
  • 1864 – Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish writer and philosopher (d. 1936)
  • 1881 – Ludwig von Mises, Austrian Economist
  • 1895 – J.B. Rhine, American parapsychologist (d. 1980)
  • 1895 – Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (d. 1970)
  • 1897 – Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)
  • 1898 – Trofim Lysenko, Stalinist biologist (d. 1976)
  • 1901 – Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1954)
  • 1900 – Miguel Alemán Valdés, President of Mexico (d. 1983)
  • 1901 – Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)
  • 1904 – Greer Garson, British actress (d. 1996)
  • 1907 – Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman (d. 1998)
  • 1907 – George W. Jenkins, American businessman (d. 1996)
  • 1908 – Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967)
  • 1910 – Virginia Bruce, American actress (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (d. 2007)
  • 1913 – Trevor Howard, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1913 – Stanley Kramer, American film director (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • 1915 – Brenda Marshall, American film actress (d. 1992)
  • 1920 – Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1922 – Lizabeth Scott, American actress
  • 1923 – Stan Berenstain, American children’s author (d. 2005)
  • 1924 – Steve Forrest, American actor
  • 1930 – Colin Dexter, British author of Inspector Morse novels
  • 1931 – Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress
  • 1931 – James Watson Cronin, American nuclear physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1932 – Robert Benton, American screenwriter and director
  • 1932 – Mehmood, Indian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1934 – Lance Gibbs, Guyanese West Indies cricketer
  • 1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
  • 1936 – Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy
  • 1938 – Wim Kok, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • 1939 – Tommy Boyce, American songwriter
  • 1939 – Molly Haskell, American film critic
  • 1939 – Larry Linville, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1940 – Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
  • 1941 – Fred West, British serial killer (d. 1995)
  • 1942 – Madeline Kahn, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1942 – Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist
  • 1942 – Ian McShane, British actor
  • 1942 – Bill Nelson, American politician
  • 1942 – Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz violinist
  • 1942 – Steve Tesich, Serbian screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1943 – Mohammad Khatami, former President of Iran
  • 1943 – Gary Boyd Roberts, American genealogist
  • 1943 – Lech Walesa, President of Poland, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1944 – Mike Post, American composer
  • 1945 – Kyriakos Sfetsas, Greek composer
  • 1947 – Martin Ferrero, American actor
  • 1948 – Bryant Gumbel, American television personality
  • 1948 – Mark Farner, American guitarist Grand Funk
  • 1948 – Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • 1949 – George Dalaras, Greek singer
  • 1951 – Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
  • 1951 – Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1951 – Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler
  • 1951 – Mike Enriquez, Philippine broadcaster
  • 1952 – Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
  • 1952 – Max Sandlin, American politician
  • 1953 – Warren Cromartie, American baseball player
  • 1953 – Drake Hogestyn, American actor
  • 1953 – Jean-Claude Lauzon, Quebec film director (d. 1997)
  • 1956 – Sebastian Coe, British athlete
  • 1957 – Andrew Dice Clay, American comedian and actor
  • 1957 – Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
  • 1957 – Chris Broad, former English cricketer and current match referee
  • 1960 – Alan McGee, British music industry mogul and musician
  • 1961 – Stephanie Miller, American comedian
  • 1962 – Roger Bart, American actor
  • 1962 – Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist
  • 1963 – Dave Andreychuk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963 – Les Claypool, American bassist (Primus)
  • 1966 – Jill Whelan, American actress
  • 1967 – Brett Anderson, British musician/singer (Suede, The Tears)
  • 1968 – Patrick Burns, American television presenter
  • 1968 – Samir Soni, Indian film actor
  • 1969 – Erika Eleniak, American actress and Playboy Playmate
  • 1969 – Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer
  • 1969 – Angelo Barretto, Filipino racecar driver
  • 1970 – Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1970 – Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress
  • 1970 – Emily Lloyd, British actress
  • 1971 – Sibel Tüzün, Turkish singer
  • 1971 – Mackenzie Crook, British actor and comedian
  • 1972 – Robert Webb, British actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1972 – Oliver Gavin, British racing car driver
  • 1973 – Joe Hulbig, American ice hockey player
  • 1973 – Athanasios Michalopoulos, Greek volleyball player
  • 1973 – Scout Niblett, British singer/songwriter
  • 1974 – Brian Ash, American film producer
  • 1974 – Alexis Cruz, American actor
  • 1975 – Albert Celades, Spanish football player
  • 1976 – Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian football player
  • 1976 – Darren Byfield, English football player
  • 1976 – Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
  • 1977 – Won Bin, South Korean actor
  • 1977 – Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer
  • 1977 – Jake Westbrook, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer
  • 1978 – Mohini Bhardwaj, American gymnast
  • 1978 – Gunner McGrath, American guitarist (Much the Same)
  • 1979 – Shelley Duncan, American Baseball Player
  • 1979 – Takumi Beppu, Japanese cyclist
  • 1980 – Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire,City and Colour)
  • 1980 – Zachary Levi, American actor
  • 1981 – Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian handball player
  • 1982 – Ariana Jollee, American pornographic actress
  • 1982 – Rob Smith – Irish musician and songwriter
  • 1984 – Per Mertesacker, German football player
  • 1986 – Benoit Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Josh Farro, American guitarist (Paramore)
  • 1988 – Kevin Durant, American basketball player
  • 1999 – Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal

September 29 – Deaths:

  • 1364 – Charles, Duke of Brittany
  • 1560 – King Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1496)
  • 1637 – Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint
  • 1642 – René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)
  • 1703 – Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (b. 1610)
  • 1800 – Michael Denis, Austrian poet (b. 1729)
  • 1804 – Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
  • 1833 – King Ferdinand VII of Spain (b. 1784)
  • 1887 – Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (b. 1810)
  • 1889 – Louis Faidherbe, French general (b. 1818)
  • 1900 – Samuel Fenton Cary, congressman, prohibitionist (b. 1814)
  • 1902 – William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
  • 1902 – Émile Zola, French writer (b. 1840)
  • 1908 – Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (b. 1839)
  • 1925 – Léon Bourgeois, French statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1851)
  • 1927 – Willem Einthoven, Dutch inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1860)
  • 1927 – Arthur Achleitner, German writer (b. 1858)
  • 1930 – Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • 1937 – Ray Ewry, American athlete (b. 1873)
  • 1952 – John Cobb, British racing driver (b. 1899)
  • 1967 – Carson McCullers, American author (b. 1917)
  • 1970 – Edward Everett Horton, American actor (b. 1886)
  • 1973 – W. H. Auden, English poet (b. 1907)
  • 1975 – Casey Stengel, baseball player and manager (b. 1890)
  • 1976 – Wadi Ayoub, Greco-Roman professional wrestler, (b. 1927)
  • 1981 – Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (b. 1913)
  • 1982 – Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 1987 – Henry Ford II, president of Ford Motor Company (b. 1917)
  • 1988 – Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
  • 1989 – Gussie Busch, American brewing magnate (b. 1899)
  • 1994 – Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer (b. 1968)
  • 1996 – Leslie Crowther, British comedian (b. 1933)
  • 1997 – Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (b. 1923)
  • 1998 – Jared High, victim of bullying and suicide (b. 1985)
  • 1998 – Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1917)  
  • 2004 – Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider (b. 1970)
  • 2005 – Austin Leslie, American chef, the “Godfather of Fried Chicken” (b. 1934)
  • 2006 – Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer (b. 1976)
  • 2006 – Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • 2006 – Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • 2006 – Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (b. 1927)

September 29 – Holidays:

  • Argentina, Inventor’s Day – László József Bíró’s birthday.
  • French Republican Calendar – Amarante (Amaranth) Day, eighth day in the Month of Vendémiaire.

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Kindle Reset Instructions

We have a lot of people reading this blog on their Kindle’s, and I am going to set this message up to send out approximately once a month: if you’ve seen it before and know what I’m talking about, or if you’re just plain ‘ole tired of seeing it don’t worry – I’ll be back with a new post soon.

There seems to be a slight Kindle problem for a lot of folks – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see it in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website.

You will need to write this down, or try to memorize it, because if it happens to you I’m willing to bet you won’t remember unless you’ve reset your Kindle a few times!

If you would like to print this out, click here to read a post from the Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips  blog on how to capture screen shots on your Kindle.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle.  Here is how you do it:

  1. Click the “Home” button to get back to your home screen.
  2. Click the “Menu” button, and select “Settings.”
  3. You will see several options, but “reboot” is not one of those options.  Press the “Menu” button again.
  4. You will have several options, but choose and click the “Restart” button.

Once you do that, it will take about 1-2 minutes to reboot.  Make sure your wireless is on, and the Kindle will go look in the Amazon store to see what is pending to be downloaded and viola! You should be back in business.  If you ever need to restart your Kindle, I hope this helps!

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And The Results Are…

Thank you!

I am impressed with the kindness of the Amazon Kindle community!  As you know, I have been running a promotion – over the past week, for each purchase of my new book, Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts, I promised to donate 100% of the profits to an organization called the East Texas Foodbank.  The promotion ended at 4:00 on Saturday, and I am happy to report this fine organization will receive $106.40!

These guys can make $1 feed 8 people – and there are a lot of folks who don’t have something many of us take for granted such as a hot meal.  If you would like to check out the organization, and possibly make a contribution, you can visit their website at http://www.easttexasfoodbank.org/

Thanks again!

Michael

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Update for the Weekend

Seeing as how you are a captive audience, I thought I would update you on a few things…

My Kindle 3 Delivery

About a week or so ago, I told you I had read of many people who didn’t have delivery dates for the K3 were looking for ways to speed up the process. What did they do? They went in to their open orders section of the Amazon website and changed the shipping option from two days to one day delivery and presto! They were shot to the front of the list! I tried that, and it gave me an early delivery date, so I, of course, told you about it and many of you did the same. I heard from many of you who took that advice, and you are now enjoying your new K3 – congratulations!

That strategy backfired on me. Here I was, sitting all fat, dumb, and happy with a release date – I woke up last Friday with a Monday expected arrival date, and I logged into the Amazon website on Monday morning to track the package.

There was no package to track: the status had changed to something along the lines of “shipping soon but we can’t give you a date.” When I logged in before heading to work yesterday, the status had changed and they were preparing it to ship and last night, they sent me a tracking number.

As I sit here again on a Friday morning prepared to head to work, I see it has arrived in Houston and is ready for delivery – I’ll be hitting the refresh button on the UPS website until it shows up (I’m setting this up to hit the blog wire after lunch – I hope to be holding my new K3 when it is set to be posted).

The ironic thing is Amazon shipped me the cover last week, as if to tease me as I stare at it Kindleless. I’ve initiated the transfer of the books I have in the “to be read” pile to the new Kindle (there’s about 50), so I’m ready. This way, the lady at work who enjoys telling (and showing) me about her new K3 can now quit harassing me.

I’ll let you know my thoughts on the K3 in the coming weeks. I’m interested in hearing what you have to say, too.

East Texas Foodbank Drive

Last week, I challenged each of you to buy my latest book called Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts where I will donate 100% of the proceeds I receive (a whopping 35 cents per book sold) to a charity called the East Texas Foodbank for all sales through 4:00 p.m. central time tomorrow (Saturday). You can read the original post if you click here. As I mentioned in the original post, these folks know how to stretch a dollar, and can make just $1 feed 8 people.

I’m running this promotion for two reasons – and one of them will look selfish: sure, I will sell more books – I am a strong believer in capitalism and that’s the general idea with commercial endeavors. Many people think I am making a lot of money off of this, but they are sadly mistaken – with a royalty rate of 35 cents per book sold, I’m not going to go very far if this were my sole source of income. But here’s the irony – while I’m a strong believer in capitalism, I’m making zero off of this one as I am donating 100% of the proceeds Amazon would give me to charity.

I’m very fortunate in that I still have my job, my health, and my family is fine. However, during the last recession my company went under and I didn’t have a steady paycheck for a while; I understand the feeling of frustration and panic people may have right now. This recession has hurt more than the last, and I think it is my responsibility to give back. There are a lot of people without jobs and the basic necessities of life, and the last thing I want to hear about is people going without food.

So, I thought I would beg: 99 cents – that’s all I’m asking from you between now and 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. Of that 99 cents, 64 of it goes to Amazon and 35 of it will go to feed hungry families. If three people buy the book, that will feed 8 people.

You can pick up the US version if you click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/ktipsusa into your web browser; the UK version can be found if you click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/ktipsuk into your web browser.

I looked at where we stand as of this morning – through your support we’ve raised $65.80 for this organization: 185 in the US Kindle store and just 3 in the UK Kindle store, or enough to feed 526 people. My personal goal was enough to feed 1,000 – I hope we make it!

If you’ve purchased the book, thank you – if you haven’t, that’s ok. But if you are still not persuaded, here’s a list of the tips you will receive in the book:
• Archived Items
• Battery Replacement
• Calculator Functionality
• Checking Your Email
• Collections
• Converting PDF Documents to Kindle Format
• Discussion Boards
• Displaying the Time
• Download Problems – What To Do
• Flight Check
• Games on Your Kindle
• Gift Certificates
• Internet Access (its free) on Your Kindle
• Kindle Reading to You (Text to Speech)
• Losing Your Place While Reading
• Lost Kindle Tip
• Mobile Websites – Access Them on Your Kindle
• Permanent Deletion of a Title
• Pictures on Your Kindle
• Playing Music on Your Kindle
• Popular Highlights Feature – Turning it Off
• Reset Your Kindle
• Samples of Books
• Screen Freeze Fix
• Screenshots – Printing Out What You See
• Social Networking with Facebook and Twitter
• Transferring Books to Your Kindle
• Checking the Weather
• Wireless Coverage for Your Kindle
• Random Tips – several dozen hints and shortcuts

I’ll be back with a final tally at the conclusion of the drive.

Labor Day

Monday is a holiday in the USA, and I will be traveling with my family this weekend. I have setup some posts to deliver over the weekend, but I may be a little slower than usual in returning emails, etc.

Have a great weekend!

Michael

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On This Day in History September 1

September 1 – Events:

  • 5509 BC – Epoch of the late Byzantine calendar.
  • 462 – Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle.
  • 1355 – Tvrtko I writes in castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from old town Visoki.
  • 1532 – Lady Anne Boleyn is created Marchioness of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of  England.
  • 1644 – Battle of Tippermuir, Montrose defeats Elcho’s Covenanters, reviving Royalist cause.
  • 1715 – King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
  • 1752 – The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia.
  • 1763 – Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy’s plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow.
  • 1772 – Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded in San Luis Obispo, California.
  • 1804 – Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
  • 1807 – Former US Vice President Aaron Burr is acquitted of treason.
  • 1836 – Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
  • 1859 – A solar superstorm affects electrical telegraph service.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Chantilly – Confederate forces attack retreating Union troops in Chantilly, Virginia.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuates Atlanta, Georgia after a four month  siege by General Sherman.
  • 1870 – Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
  • 1873 – Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
  • 1875 – A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal miners, the “Molly Maguires,” to disband.
  • 1894 – Great Hinckley Fire: A forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota, kills more than 400 people.
  • 1897 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
  • 1902 – A Trip to the Moon, considered one of the first science fiction films, is released in France.
  • 1905 – Alberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian confederation.
  • 1906 – the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) is established.
  • 1914 – St. Petersburg, Russia changes its name to Petrograd.
  • 1914 – The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • 1923 – The Great Kanto earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama, killing about 100,000 people.
  • 1928 – Ahmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.
  • 1934 – SMJK Sam Tet was founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
  • 1939 – World War II: Nazi Germany attacks Poland, beginning the war.
  • 1939 – George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
  • 1939 – Switzerland mobilizes its forces and parliament elects Henri Guisan as head of army.
  • 1951 – The United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty.
  • 1961 – The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate
  • 1962 – Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.
  • 1964 – Indian Oil Corporation formed after merging Indian Oil Refineries and Indian Oil Company.
  • 1969 – A revolution in Libya brings Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi to power. 
  • 1970 – Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerillas, who attacked his motorcade.
  • 1972 – In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky and becomes the world chess champion.
  • 1974 – The SR-71 Blackbird sets the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.
  • 1979 – The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 km.
  • 1980 – Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • 1980 – Chun Doo-hwan becomes president of South Korea after the resignation of Choi Kyu-ha.
  • 1981 – A coup d’état in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko.
  • 1982 – Canada adopts a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as part of its Constitution.
  • 1982 – The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
  • 1983 – Cold War: Korean Air Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board are killed, including US Congressmen Lawrence McDonald.
  • 1985 – A joint American-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic.
  • 1990 – The Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist is founded, following a split from the Communist Labour Party of Turkey.
  • 1991 – Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union
  • 1996 – Daniel Komen breaks the 3000 metres world record in Rieti, Italy
  • 2001 – Almost every single commercial television station in Vancouver, British Columbia switches network affiliations after a round of ownership changes in 2000 – the largest change in North America.
  • 2001 – The first orca calf (later named Nakai) is born through artificial insemination, to parents Kasatka and Tillikum.
  • 2004 – The Beslan school hostage crisis begins when armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia.
  • 2005 – Seven members and former members of the AFL-CIO form a new trade union organization, the Change to Win Federation.
  • 2006 – Luxembourg became the first country to complete the move to all digital Television broadcasting.

September 1 – Birthdays:

  • 1286 – Elisabeth Richeza of Poland, Queen of Poland (d. 1335)
  • 1453 – Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)
  • 1566 – Edward Alleyn, English actor (d. 1626)
  • 1588 – Henry II, Prince of Condé, French nobleman (d. 1646)
  • 1651 – Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (d. 1694)
  • 1653 – Johann Pachelbel, German composer (d. 1706)
  • 1711 – William IV, Prince of Orange (d. 1759)
  • 1795 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (d. 1872)
  • 1848 – Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
  • 1854 – Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer (d. 1921)
  • 1855 – Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (d. 1909)
  • 1856 – Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (d. 1953)
  • 1866 – James J. Corbett, American heavyweight boxer (d. 1933)
  • 1868 – Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)
  • 1871 – J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Undersecretary of State (d. 1961)
  • 1875 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, American writer (d. 1950)
  • 1876 – Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • 1877 – Francis William Aston, Nobel laureate (d. 1945)
  • 1878 – Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1942)
  • 1883 – Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)
  • 1884 – Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and filmdirector (d. 1947)
  • 1887 – Blaise Cendrars, Swiss writer (d. 1961)
  • 1888 – Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician (d. 1958)
  • 1889 – Richard Arlen, American actor (d. 1976)
  • 1892 – Leverett Saltonstall, 55 Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 1895 – Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
  • 1896 – A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian theologian (d. 1977)
  • 1897 – Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963)
  • 1899 – Andrei Platonov, Russian writer (d. 1951)
  • 1904 – Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1905 – Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1906 – Joaquín Balaguer, President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2002)
  • 1906 – Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)
  • 1907 – Walter Reuther, American labor union leader (d. 1970)
  • 1909 – E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (d. 1957)
  • 1913 – Ludwig Merwart, Austrian painter and graphic artist (1979)
  • 1913 – Christian Nyby, American director and film editor (d. 1993)
  • 1920 – Richard Farnsworth, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1921 – Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (d. 1995)
  • 1922 – Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – Rocky Marciano, American boxer (d. 1969)
  • 1923 – Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1925 – Art Pepper, American musician (d. 1982)
  • 1926 – Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh
  • 1926 – Gene Colan, American comic book artist
  • 1928 – Clifford Lincoln, Canadian politician
  • 1928 – George Maharis, American actor
  • 1929 – Anne Ramsey, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1931 – Boxcar Willie, American country musician (d. 1999)
  • 1933 – Ann W. Richards, American politician (d. 2006)
  • 1933 – Conway Twitty, American singer (d. 1993)
  • 1935 – Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor
  • 1937 – Ron O’Neal, American actor, director and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1937 – Al Geiberger, American golfer
  • 1939 – Lily Tomlin, American actress and comedian
  • 1942 – C. J. Cherryh, American writer
  • 1943 – Don Stroud, American actor
  • 1944 – Leonard Slatkin, American conductor
  • 1945 – Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer
  • 1946 – Barry Gibb, English singer (Bee Gees)
  • 1946 – Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea
  • 1946 – Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • 1947 – Al Green, American politician
  • 1948 – Józef Zycinski, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • 1949 – P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • 1950 – Phillip Fulmer, American football coach
  • 1950 – Dr. Phil McGraw, American talk show host
  • 1951 – Nicu Ceausescu, Romanian politician (d. 1996)
  • 1952 – Phil Hendrie, American radio personality
  • 1954 – Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955 – Billy Blanks, American martial artist
  • 1955 – Bruce Foxton, English bassist (The Jam)
  • 1957 – Gloria Estefan, Cuban/American singer
  • 1957 – Duško Ivanovic, Montenegrin basketball coach
  • 1958 – Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (d. 2002)
  • 1959 – Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist
  • 1961 – Bam Bam Bigelow, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1962 – Ruud Gullit, Dutch footballer
  • 1962 – Tony Cascarino, Irish footballer
  • 1963 – Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1963 – Carola Smit, Dutch singer
  • 1964 – Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1964 – Cécilia Rhode, Swedish model
  • 1964 – Ray D’Arcy, Irish DJ and TV presenter
  • 1966 – Tim Hardaway, American basketball player
  • 1967 – David Whissell, Quebec politician
  • 1968 – Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
  • 1969 – Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer
  • 1970 – Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
  • 1970 – Vanna, Croatian singer
  • 1970 – Mitsou, Quebec singer, television and radio host, actress
  • 1971 – Ricardo Antonio Chavira, American actor
  • 1971 – Joe Enochs, American soccer player
  • 1971 – Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese composer
  • 1971 – Lââm, French singer
  • 1971 – Jimmy Snuka, Jr., American professional wrestler
  • 1971 – Hakan Sükür, Turkish footballer
  • 1973 – Ram Kapoor, Indian Actor.
  • 1973 – J. D. Fortune, Canadian singer (INXS)
  • 1973 – Zach Thomas, American football player
  • 1974 – Jason Taylor, American football player
  • 1974 – Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
  • 1975 – Scott Speedman, English-born actor
  • 1975 – Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Australian singer (Rogue Traders)
  • 1975 – Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Puerto Rican guitarist
  • 1975 – Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Marcos Ambrose, Australian racing driver
  • 1976 – Erik Morales, Mexican boxer
  • 1976 – Polly Shannon, Canadian actress
  • 1976 – Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer
  • 1977 – Aaron Schobel, American football player
  • 1977 – Raffaele Giammaria, Italian racing driver
  • 1977 – Shoshana Bean, American stage actress
  • 1977 – David Albelda, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 – Max Vieri, Australian soccer player
  • 1978 – Lucie Blackman, English murder victim (d. 2000)
  • 1979 – James O’Connor, Irish footballer
  • 1980 – Chris Riggott, English footballer
  • 1980 – Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1981 – Clinton Portis, American football player
  • 1981 – Adam Quick, Australian basketball player
  • 1982 – Ryan Gomes, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Paul Dumbrell, Australian racing driver
  • 1982 – Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
  • 1983 – José Antonio Reyes, Spanish footballer
  • 1984 – Joseph Trohman, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
  • 1984 – Nick Noble, American soccer player
  • 1986 – Gaël Monfils, French tennis player
  • 1986 – Anthony Allen, English rugby union player
  • 1987 – Dann Hume, New Zealand musician (Evermore)
  • 1988 – Gabriel Ferrari, American soccer player
  • 1988 – Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1989 – Juliana Lohmann, Brazilian actress
  • 1989 – Bill and Tom Kaulitz, Singer and guitarist from Tokio Hotel
  • 1993 – Ilona Mitrecey, French singer
  • 1994 – Bianca Ryan, American singer

September 1 – Deaths:

  • 1067 – Baldwin V of Flanders
  • 1159 – Pope Adrian IV (b. 1100)
  • 1256 – Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (b. 1218)
  • 1414 – William de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros, Lord Treasurer of England (b. 1369)
  • 1557 – Jacques Cartier, French explorer (b. 1491)
  • 1581 – Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (b. 1534)
  • 1600 – Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician (b. 1525)
  • 1615 – Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer (b. 1529)
  • 1648 – Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (b. 1588)
  • 1685 – Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer (b. 1625)
  • 1687 – Henry More, English philosopher (b. 1614)
  • 1715 – François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
  • 1715 – King Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)
  • 1818 – Robert Calder, British naval officer (b. 1745)
  • 1943 – Charles Atangana, Cameroonian chief (b. 1880)
  • 1947 – Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement (b. 1861)
  • 1957 – Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
  • 1967 – Siegfried Sassoon, English poet (b. 1886)
  • 1967 – Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (b. 1906)
  • 1969 – Drew Pearson, American newspaper columnist (b. 1897)
  • 1970 – François Mauriac, French writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1977 – Ethel Waters, American singer (b. 1896)
  • 1981 – Albert Speer, Nazi official (b. 1905)
  • 1981 – Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1901)
  • 1982 – Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1982 – Wladyslaw Gomulka, Polish communist leader (b. 1905)
  • 1983 – Henry M. Jackson, American politician (b. 1912)
  • 1983 – Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • 1985 – Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  • 1985 – Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • 1986 – Murray Hamilton, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 1988 – Luis Alvarez, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1989 – A. Bartlett Giamatti, American baseball commissioner (b. 1938)
  • 1989 – Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
  • 1994 – Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 1998 – Józef Krupinski, Polish poet (b. 1930)
  • 1998 – Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (b. 1921)
  • 1999 – W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist (b. 1951)
  • 2001 – Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
  • 2003 – Sir Terry Frost, British artist (b. 1915)
  • 2004 – Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
  • 2005 – R. L. Burnside, American musician (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • 2006 – Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
  • 2006 – Bob O’Connor, mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (b. 1944)
  • 2006 – Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
  • 2007 – Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)

September 1 – Holidays:

  • Church of England – Saint Giles.
  • Cameroon – Jour d’Union Nationale Camerounaise.
  • Libya – Revolution Day (1969).
  • New Zealand – National R.A.K. (Random Act of Kindness) Day
  • Russia – Knowledge Day.
  • Singapore – Teachers’ Day.
  • Slovakia – Constitution Day.
  • Uzbekistan – Independence Day (from USSR, 1991).
  • First day of Spring in Australia and New Zealand.

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