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Famous birthdays, deaths and events of September 5


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Birthdays
  • 1567 - Date Masamune, Renowned Samurai and Daimyo in Japan (d. 1636)
  • 1621 - Juan Andrés Coloma, Spanish noble (d. 1694)
  • 1735 - Johann Christian Bach, German composer (d. 1782)
  • 1750 - Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (d. 1774)
  • 1775 - Juan Martín Díez, el Empecinado (the undaunted)
  • 1791 - Giacomo Meyerbeer, German composer (d. 1864)
  • 1826 - John Wisden, England cricketer (d. 1884)
  • 1827 - Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)
  • 1847 - Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)
  • 1850 - Jack Daniel, Creator of Jack Daniel's (d. 1911)
  • 1867 - Amy Beach, American composer and pianist (d. 1944)
  • 1874 - Nap Lajoie, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1892 - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (d. 1973)
  • 1905 - Arthur Koestler, Hungarian writer (d. 1983)
  • 1908 - Gloria Holden, British actress (d. 1991)
  • 1909 - Archie Jackson, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
  • 1910 - Phiroze Palia, Indian cricketer (d. 1981)
  • 1912 - John Cage, American composer (d. 1992)
  • 1912 - Frank Thomas, American animator (d. 2004)
  • 1916 - Frank Yerby, American novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1916 - Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster) (d. 2002)
  • 1917 - Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (d. 2008)
  • 1918 - Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter
  • 1923 - Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer (d. 2004)
  • 1927 - Paul Volcker, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank
  • 1929 - Bob Newhart, American actor and comedian
  • 1934 - Carol Lawrence, American actress and singer
  • 1935 - Johnny Briggs MBE, English actor
  • 1936 - Jonathan Kozol, American writer
  • 1936 - Bill Mazeroski, American baseball player
  • 1937 - Antonio Valentin Angelillo, Argentinian footballer
  • 1937 - Colin Wesley, South African cricketer
  • 1937 - William Devane, American actor
  • 1939 - John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (d. 2008)
  • 1939 - George Lazenby, Australian actor
  • 1939 - Clay Regazzoni, Swiss racing driver (d. 2006)
  • 1940 - Raquel Welch, American actress
  • 1942 - Werner Herzog, German film director
  • 1942 - Denise Fabre French television presenter.,
  • 1944 - Dario Bellezza, Italian poet
  • 1945 - Al Stewart, Scottish singer and songwriter
  • 1946 - Freddie Mercury, Zanzibar-born singer and songwriter (Queen) (d. 1991)
  • 1946 - Dennis Dugan, American actor and film director
  • 1946 - Loudon Wainwright III, American singer and composer
  • 1947 - Buddy Miles, American musician (d. 2008)
  • 1947 - Bruce Yardley, Australian cricketer
  • 1950 - Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer
  • 1951 - Paul Breitner, German footballer
  • 1951 - Patti McGuire, American model and television producer
  • 1951 - Michael Keaton, American actor
  • 1954 - Frederick Kempe, American author
  • 1954 - Richard Austin, West Indian cricketer
  • 1956 - Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings)
  • 1957 - Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete
  • 1961 - Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist
  • 1962 - Peter Wingfield, Welsh actor
  • 1963 - Juan Alderete, American bassist (Racer X)
  • 1963 - Jeff Brantley, American baseball player
  • 1963 - Jonathan Phillips, English actor
  • 1963 - Taki Inoue, Japanese racing driver
  • 1963 - Kristian Alfonso, American actress
  • 1964 - Frank Farina, Australian footballer
  • 1964 - Amanda Ooms, Swedish actress
  • 1965 - Chris Morris, English satirist
  • 1965 - David Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • 1965 - Chris Gore, American filmmaker
  • 1965 - César Rincón, colombian matador
  • 1966 - Achero Mañas, Spanish actor and film director
  • 1966 - Milinko Pantić, retired Serbian footballer
  • 1967 - India Hicks, English model
  • 1967 - Jane Sixsmith, English field hockey player
  • 1968 - Brad Wilk, American musician (Audioslave
  • 1969 - Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1969 - Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer
  • 1969 - Dweezil Zappa, American musician
  • 1970 - Steve Burton, American actor
  • 1970 - Kim Hye-su, South Korean actress and model
  • 1970 - Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly)
  • 1970 - Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1971 - Adam Hollioake, England cricketer
  • 1972 - Shane Sewell, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1972 - Guy Whittall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1973 - Rose McGowan, Italian-born actress
  • 1973 - Paddy Considine, English actor
  • 1974 - Rawl Lewis, West Indian cricketer
  • 1975 - Rod Barajas, American baseball player
  • 1975 - George Boateng, Dutch footballer
  • 1975 - Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1975 - Jamie Spaniolo, American horrorcore rapper
  • 1976 - Tatyana Gutsu, Ukrainian gymnast
  • 1976 - Carice van Houten, Dutch actress
  • 1977 - Rosevelt Colvin, American football player
  • 1977 - Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger
  • 1977 - Minoru Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1977 - Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov
  • 1977 - Nazr Mohammed, American Basketball player
  • 1978 - Laura Bertram, Canadian actress
  • 1978 - Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1978 - Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player
  • 1978 - Sylvester Joseph, West Indian cricketer
  • 1979 - John Carew, Norwegian footballer
  • 1979 - Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1979 - George O'Callaghan, Irish footballer
  • 1980 - Franco Costanzo, Argentinian football goalkeeper
  • 1981 - Drew Carter, American football player
  • 1981 - Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player
  • 1982 - Alexandre Geijo, Spanish/Swiss footballer
  • 1982 - Sondre Lerche, Norwegian musician
  • 1983 - Eugen Bopp, Ukrainian-German footballer
  • 1983 - Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1983 - Xavier Susai, Australian comedian
  • 1984 - Trey Hill, Grammy-nominated musician
  • 1985 - Ryan Guy, American soccer player
  • 1990 - Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater
  • 1991 - Skandar Keynes, English actor
  • 1993 - Gage Golightly, American actress


Deaths
  • 1201 - Constance, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1161)
  • 1607 - Pomponne de Bellièvre, chancellor of France (b. 1529)
  • 1629 - Domenico Allegri, Italian composer (b. c. 1585)
  • 1734 - Nicolas Bernier, French musician and composer (b. 1664)
  • 1786 - Jonas Hanway, English merchant
  • 1803 - François Devienne, French composer (b. 1759)
  • 1808 - John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)
  • 1836 - Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (b. 1790)
  • 1857 - Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)
  • 1877 - Crazy Horse, Lakota (Sioux) chief (b. 1849)
  • 1898 - Sarah Edmonds, Canadian nurse
  • 1912 - Arthur MacArthur, Jr.
  • 1914 - Charles Péguy, French poet
  • 1920 - Robert Harron, American actor (b. 1893)
  • 1931 - John Thomson, football player who died in an accidental collision during a match (b. 1909)
  • 1932 - Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist
  • 1945 - Clem Hill, Australian cricketer (b. 1877)
  • 1966 - Dezső Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879)
  • 1970 - Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian race car driver and one-time F1 (posthumous) world champion (b. 1942)
  • 1973 - Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • 1975 - Georg Ots, Estonian singer (b. 1920)
  • 1977 - Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant (b. 1897)
  • 1983 - Antonio Mairena, flamenco singer (b. 1909)
  • 1988 - Gert Fröbe, German actor (b. 1913)
  • 1992 - Fritz Leiber, American author (b. 1910)
  • 1997 - Mother Teresa, Albanian-born missionary and humanitarian
  • 1998 - Leo Penn, American film director (b. 1921)
  • 1999 - Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
  • 2001 - Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian UN statistician (b. 1912)
  • 2001 - Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (b. 1914)
  • 2003 - Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-born singer (b. 1927)
  • 2007 - Thomas Hansen, (musician)

Events
  • 1590 - Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise 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's musketeers.
  • 1666 - Great Fire of London ends: 10,000 buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral are destroyed, but only 16 people are known to have died.
  • 1698 - In an effort to move his people away from archaic customs, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards.
  • 1725 - Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyńska.
  • 1774 - First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1781 - Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1793 - French Revolution the French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
  • 1798 - Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.
  • 1800 - Malta is conquered by Great Britain.
  • 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 First Opium War begins in 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.
  • 1864 - Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • 1877 - 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.
  • 1887 - Fire at Theatre Royal in Exeter, England killed 186
  • 1905 - Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, USA, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by US 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 over Carroll 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 - Decree "On Red Terror" is published in Russia
  • 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.
  • 1938 - Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are assassinated in the Seguro Obrero massacre.
  • 1939 - World War II: The United States declares its neutrality in the war.
  • 1942 - World War II: Japanese high command orders withdrawal at Milne Bay, first Japanese defeat in the Pacific War.
  • 1943 - World War II: The 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment lands and occupies Nazdab, 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 - Cuba: Fulgencio Batista bombs the revolt in Cienfuegos.
  • 1960 - The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
  • 1961 - The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.
  • 1969 - My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lt. 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 Thua Thien province.
  • 1972 - Munich Massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attack Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games.
  • 1975 - Sacramento, California: a follower of incarcerated cult leader Charles Manson, Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
  • 1977 - Hanns Martin Schleyer, is kidnapped in Cologne, West Germany by the Red Army Faction and is later murdered.
  • 1977 - Voyager program: Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay.
  • 1978 - Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace process at Camp David, Maryland.
  • 1980 - The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.224 km) stretching from Goschenen 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.
  • 2000 - The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.
  • 2005 - Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes into a heavily-populated residential of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 104 people on board and at least 39 persons on ground.
  • 2007 - Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
  • 2011 - India and Bangladesh sign a pact to end their 40-year border demarcation dispute.


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