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ⓘ September 21. 2016 – A boat estimated to be carrying hundreds of people sinks off Alexandria, Egypt, and is believed to have killed most of those on board. 2003 ..




                                     

ⓘ September 21

  • 2016 – A boat estimated to be carrying hundreds of people sinks off Alexandria, Egypt, and is believed to have killed most of those on board.
  • 2003 – The Galileo mission is ended by sending the probe into Jupiters atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.
  • 2001 – 31 people are killed in a chemical explosion in Toulouse, France.
  • 2013 – An attack at a funeral in Sadr City, Iraq, kills at least 60 people.
  • 2004 – In Dubai, building work begins on what would become the Burj Khalifa. It was opened on January 4, 2010 as the worlds tallest building, at a height of 828 metres.
  • 2013 – Westgate shopping mall shooting: A shooting attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, kills at least 68 people, and many people are taken hostage. Somali militant group Al-Shabaab claims responsibility.
                                     

1.1. Births Up to 1800

  • 1415 – Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor d. 1493
  • 1760 – Ivan Dimitriev, Russian statesman d. 1837
  • 1792 – Johann Peter Eckermann, German poet d. 1854
  • 1328 – Hongwu, Emperor of China d. 1398
  • 1705 – Dick Turpin, English outlaw d. 1739
  • 1645 – Louis Jolliet, French-Canadian explorer d. 1700
  • 1706 – Polyxena of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg, Queen of Sardinia d. 1735
  • 1559 – Cigoli, Florentine painter, architect and sculptor d. 1613
  • 1791 – Istvan Szechenyi, Hungarian entrepreneur and state reformer d. 1860
  • 1756 – John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer and road builder d. 1836
  • 1788 – Margaret Taylor, First Lady of the United States d. 1852
  • 1758 – Christopher Gore, 8th Governor of Massachusetts d. 1827
  • 1371 – Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg d. 1440
  • 1629 – Philip Howard, English cardinal d. 1594
  • 1452 – Girolamo Savonarola, Italian philosopher and priest d. 1498
  • 1428 – Jingtai, Emperor of China d. 1457
  • 1457 – Hedwig Jagiellon, Duchess of Bavaria d. 1502
  • 1051 – Bertha of Savoy, German queen and Empress of the Holy Roman Empire d. 1087
  • 1752 – Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern, wife of Charles Eduard Stuart d. 1824
  • 1640 – Philippe I, Duke of Orleans d. 1701
  • 1757 – James Jackson, American politician, Governor of Georgia d. 1806
  • 1154 – Sancha of Castile, Queen of Aragon d. 1208
  • 1411 – Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, pretender to the English throne d. 1460
                                     

1.2. Births 1801 – 1900

  • 1840 – Murad V, Ottoman Sultan d. 1904
  • 1896 – Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian d. 2011
  • 1890 – Max Immelmann, German fighter pilot d. 1918
  • 1899 – Frederick Coutts, 8th General of the Salvation Army d. 1986
  • 1864 – Elena Vacarescu, Romanian writer d. 1947
  • 1853 – Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1913 d. 1926
  • 1874 – Gustav Holst, English composer d. 1934
  • 1869 – Carlo Airoldi, Italian marathon runner d. 1929
  • 1846 – Mihaly Kolossa, Hungarian-Slovenian writer d. 1906
  • 1801 – Moritz Hermann von Jacobi, German-Russian physicist and engineer d. 1874
  • 1867 – Henry L. Stimson, American politician d. 1950
  • 1845 – Prince Ernest Augustus, 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale d. 1923
  • 1866 – H. G. Wells, English writer d. 1946
  • 1872 – Henry Tingle Wilde, British chief officer of the RMS Titanic d. 1912
  • 1866 – Charles Nicolle, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1928 d. 1936
  • 1819 – Princess Louise Marie Therese of France d. 1864
  • 1842 – Abd-ul-Hamid, Ottoman Sultan d. 1918
  • 1859 – Francesc Macia i Llussa, Catalan army officer and politician d. 1933
  • 1863 – John Bunny, American movie comedian d. 1915
  • 1873 – Papa Jack Laine, American musician d. 1966
  • 1849 – Maurice Barrymore, Indian-American actor d. 1905
  • 1817 – John Allan Broun, Scottish scientist d. 1879
                                     

1.3. Births 1901 – 1950

  • 1944 – Steve Beshear, American politician, Governor of Kentucky
  • 1946 – Mart Siimann, former Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 1936 – Yury Luzhkov, Russian politician, former Mayor of Moscow
  • 1950 – Charles Clarke, British politician
  • 1947 – Don Felder, American rock music guitarist
  • 1949 – Odilo Scherer, Brazilian cardinal
  • 1931 – Larry Hagman, American actor d. 2012
  • 1934 – David J. Thouless, Scottish-American physicist d. 2019
  • 1947 – Nick Castle, American actor
  • 1947 – Keith Harris, English ventriloquist d. 2015
  • 1929 – Sandor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer d. 1979
  • 1912 – Gyorgy Sandor, Hungarian pianist d. 2005
  • 1926 – Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress d. 2000
  • 1932 – Don Preston, American musician and movie score composer
  • 1916 – Françoise Giroud, French feminist journalist and writer d. 2003
  • 1934 – Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, musician, poet and writer d. 2016
  • 1945 – Bjarni Tryggvason, Iceland-born Canadian engineer and astronaut
  • 1946 – Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councillor
  • 1939 – Agnivesh, Indian activist and politician
  • 1902 – E. E. Evans-Pritchard, British ethnologist d. 1973
  • 1945 – Shaw Clifton, 18th General of the Salvation Army
  • 1912 – Chuck Jones, American animator d. 2002
  • 1947 – Stephen King, American writer
  • 1947 – Roi Patursson, Faroese writer and philosopher
  • 1919 – Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
  • 1926 – Don Dunstan, 35th Premier of South Australia d. 1999
  • 1902 – Toyen, Czech painter d. 1980
  • 1940 – Rick May, Canadian-American actor and voice actor d. 2020
  • 1929 – Bernard Williams, English philosopher d. 2003
  • 1944 – Fannie Flagg, American actress, comedienne and author
  • 1918 – John Gofman, American scientist d. 2007
  • 1926 – Donald A. Glaser, American physicist d. 2013
  • 1909 – Kwame Nkrumah, 1st President of Ghana d. 1972
  • 1945 – Jerry Bruckheimer, American movie and television producer
  • 1924 – Hermann Buhl, Austrian mountaineer d. 1957
  • 1928 – Edouard Glissant, French writer d. 2011
  • 1947 – Ed Nimmervoll, Austrian-Australian rock musician, journalist, author and historian d. 2014
  • 1950 – Bill Murray, American actor
  • 1935 – Jimmy Armfield, English footballer d. 2018
  • 1902 – Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet d. 1963
  • 1941 – R. James Woolsey, Jr., American 16th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1936 – Sunny Murray, American jazz drummer d. 2017
  • 1932 – Shirley Conran, English journalist and writer


                                     

1.4. Births 1951 – 1975

  • 1967 – Suman Pokhrel, Nepalese poet
  • 1957 – Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1974 – Henning Fritz, German handball player
  • 1971 – Luke Wilson, American actor
  • 1964 – Carlos Aguilera, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1971 – Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor
  • 1955 – Richard Hieb, American astronaut
  • 1955 – Mika Kaurismaki, Finnish director
  • 1954 – Phil Taylor, British musician Motorhead d. 2015
  • 1959 – Dave Coullier, American actor
  • 1951 – Bruce Arena, American soccer coach
  • 1953 – Reinhard Marx, German archbishop and cardinal
  • 1975 – Ronny Deila, Norwegian football manager
  • 1972 – David Silveria, American musician
  • 1965 – Cheryl Hines, American actress
  • 1967 – Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer Barenaked Ladies
  • 1959 – Crin Antonescu, Romanian politician
  • 1970 – Rob Benedict, American actor
  • 1962 – Rob Morrow, American actor
  • 1963 – Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan-Barbudan cricketer
  • 1954 – Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
  • 1952 – Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim d. 1976
  • 1958 – Rick Mahorn, American basketball player
  • 1972 – Liam Gallagher, English singer Oasis
  • 1968 – Ricki Lake, American actress and talk show hostess
  • 1970 – Samantha Power, Irish-born 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1951 – Aslan Maskhadov, President of Chechnya d. 2005
  • 1967 – Faith Hill, American singer
  • 1965 – David Wenham, Australian actor
  • 1961 – Nancy Travis, American actress
  • 1961 – Dan Borislow, American entrepreneur, sports team owner and inventor d. 2014
  • 1957 – Sidney Moncrief, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • 1957 – Ethan Coen, American movie director
                                     

1.5. Births From 1976

  • 1982 – Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer
  • 1987 – Courtney Paris, American basketball player
  • 1992 – Chen, South Korean singer
  • 1981 – Nicole Richie, American socialite
  • 1987 – Ashley Paris, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician
  • 1979 – Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
  • 1981 – Rimi Sen, Indian actress
  • 1989 – Jason Derulo, American singer
  • 1983 – Greg Jennings, American football player
  • 1978 – Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1990 – Al-Farouq Aminu, Nigerian-American basketball player
  • 1979 – Chris Gayle, Jamaican cricketer
  • 1979 – James Allan, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Nyree Kindred, Welsh swimmer
  • 1980 – Autumn Reeser, American actress
  • 1978 – Mario Miranda, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1990 – Christian Serratos, American actress
  • 1983 – Maggie Grace, American actress
  • 1990 – Allison Scagliotti, American actress
  • 1980 – Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
  • 1994 – Ben Proud, English swimmer
  • 1987 – Ryan Guzman, American actor
  • 1983 – Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentine footballer
  • 1980 – Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1983 – Anna Meares, Australian cyclist
                                     

2.1. Deaths Up to 1900

  • 1798 – George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence b. 1733
  • 1880 – Manuel Montt, 6th President of Chile b. 1809
  • 1643 – Huang Taiji, Chinese Emperor b. 1592
  • 1743 – Jai Singh II, Indian King b. 1688
  • 1217 – Lembitu, Estonian tribal leader
  • 1576 – Gerolamo Cardano, Italian doctor, philosopher and mathematician b. 1501
  • 687 – Pope Conon b. 630
  • 19 BC – Virgil, Roman poet b. 70 BC
  • 1327 – King Edward II of England b. 1284
  • 1860 – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher b. 1788
  • 1832 – Walter Scott, Scottish writer b. 1771
  • 1217 – Kaupo, Livonian tribal leader
  • 1852 – William Badger, Governor of New Hampshire b. 1779
  • 1558 – Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor b. 1500
  • 1895 – Viktor Rydberg, Swedish writer b. 1828
  • 1810 – Mir Taqi Mir, Urdu poet b. 1723
  • 454 – Flavius Aetius, Roman general b. 396


                                     

2.2. Deaths 1901 – 2000

  • 1974 – Walter Brennan, American actor b. 1894
  • 1933 – Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese author and poet b. 1896
  • 1995 – Rudy Perpich, American politician b. 1928
  • 1954 – Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor b. 1858
  • 1966 – Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France b. 1878
  • 1929 – Nathaniel Edwin Harris, American politician b. 1846
  • 1953 – Necmettin Sadak, Turkish politician b. 1890
  • 1939 – Armand Calinescu, Prime Minister of Romania b. 1893
  • 1947 – Harry Carey, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter b. 1846
  • 1976 – Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist, politician and diplomat b. 1932
  • 1906 – Samuel Arnold, American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln b. 1838
  • 1982 – Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet general b. 1897
  • 1985 – Gu Long, Chinese author and screenwriter b. 1937
  • 1963 – Paulino Masip, Spanish author, playwright and screenwriter b. 1899
  • 1943 – Kingsley Wood, British politician b. 1881
  • 1971 – Bernardo Houssay, Argentinian doctor, won the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, b. 1887
  • 1990 – Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek movie director and screenwriter b. 1933
  • 1957 – Haakon VII, King of Norway b. 1872
  • 1997 – Jennifer Holt, American actress b. 1920
  • 1998 – Florence Griffith-Joyner, American athlete b. 1959
  • 1904 – Chief Joseph, Nez Perce leader b. 1840
  • 1926 – Leon Charles Thevenin, French engineer b. 1857
  • 1987 – Jaco Pastorius, American musician b. 1951
                                     

2.3. Deaths From 2001

  • 2019 – Gunter Kunert, German writer b. 1929
  • 2012 – Sven Hassel, Danish-German soldier and author b. 1917
  • 2014 – Mike Harari, Israeli intelligence officer b. 1927
  • 2019 – Carl Ruiz, American chef and television personality b. 1975
  • 2019 – Woo Hye-mi, South Korean pop singer b. 1988
  • 2017 – Liliane Bettencourt, French businesswoman, socialite and heiress b. 1922
  • 2014 – Linda Griffiths, Canadian actress and playwright b. 1953
  • 2015 – Yoram Gross, Polish-born Australian animation producer and director b. 1926
  • 2014 – Caldwell Jones, American basketball player b. 1950
  • 2018 – Tran Dai Quang, President of Vietnam b. 1956
  • 2014 – Frieda Szwillus, German supercentenarian b. 1902
  • 2011 – Paulette Dubost, French actress b. 1910
  • 2017 – William G. Stewart, British game show host b. 1933
  • 2007 – Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian skier b. 1929
  • 2014 – Cecilia Cenci, Argentine actress b. 1942
  • 2019 – Sigmund Jaehn, German cosmonaut b. 1937
  • 2012 – Michael Rye, American actor b. 1918
  • 2015 – Armen Movsisyan, Armenian politician b. 1962
  • 2019 – Sid Haig, American actor b. 1939
  • 2012 – Henry Bauchau, Belgian psychoanalyst and author b. 1913
  • 2019 – Aron Eisenberg, American actor b. 1969
  • 2011 – Troy Davis, American high-profile death row inmate b. 1968
  • 2019 – Jevan Snead, American football player b. 1987
  • 2018 – Vitaliy Masol, former Prime minister of Ukraine b. 1928