is the 264th day of the year (265th in September 21 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 101 days remaining until the end of the year.
454 - Roman Emperor Valentinian III assassinates Aëtius in his own throne room.
1217 - An Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights.
1745 - Battle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir John Cope is defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart
1765 - Antoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks.
1780 - American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
1792 - The French National Convention votes to abolish the monarchy.
1827 - According to Joseph Smith, the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into . The Book of Mormon
1860 - In the Second Opium War, an Anglo- French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
1896 - British force under Horatio Kitchener takes Dongola in the Sudan.
1897 - The " Yes" letter is published in the New York Sun.
1898 - Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China.
1921 - Oppau explosion, a storage silo at a fertilizer producing plant exploded in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed.
1937 - J. R. R. Tolkien's is published. The Hobbit
1938 - The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
1939 - Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu is assassinated by pro- Nazi members of the Iron Guard.
1942 - On Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis sent over 1.000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp. 1942 - On the end of
Yom Kippur, the Germans ordered Konstantynow Jews ( Poland) to permanently evacuate Konstantynow and move to the Ghetto - established in Biala Podlaska, meant to assemble Jews from nearby 7 towns among them: Konstantynow, Janów Podlaski, Rossosz, Terespol, and 3 more. 1942 - In
Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murder 2588 Jews. 1942 - The
B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
1950 - George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.
1961 - Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
1964 - Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom. 1964 - The
North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale.
1965 - Singapore admitted as a part of the United Nations.
1970 - The Cleveland Browns beat the New York Jets at Cleveland Municipal Stadium 31-20 on the first edition of Monday Night Football. 1970 -
New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.
1972 - Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law.
1976 - Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
1979 - Two RAF Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump-jets from RAF Wittering collide over the UK. Both pilots ejected safely. One of the jets broke up in midair and fell harmlessly into a field but the other dropped onto the centre of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, destroying two houses and a bungalow. Several people were injured in the accident - including a mother and her baby - and three people were killed.
1981 - Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom. 1981 -
Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female supreme court justice.
1989 - Hurricane Hugo makes landfall in the U.S. state of South Carolina.
1991 - Armenia is granted independence from Soviet Union.
1993 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
1995 - The Hindu milk miracle occurs, in which statues of the Hindu God Ganesh began drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths.
1999 - Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
2001 - flies within 2,200 km of Deep Space 1 Comet Borrelly. 2001 -
AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people 2001 -
University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
2003 - mission terminated by sending the probe into Galileo Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.
2004 - The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India. 2004 - Construction of the Burj Dubai starts.
1051 - Bertha of Savoy, German queen and Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1087)
1328 - Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)
1411 - Richard Plantagenet, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460)
1415 - Frederick III (d. 1493)
1428 - Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457)
1452 - Girolamo Savonarola, Dominican priest and ruler of Florence (d. 1498)
1629 - Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1694)
1645 - Louis Joliet, Canadian explorer (d. 1700)
1706 - Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg, queen of Sardinia (d. 1735)
1756 - John MacAdam, Scottish engineer and road-builder (d. 1836)
1760 - Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman (d. 1837)
1819 - Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1864)
1840 - Murad V, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1904)
1842 - Abd-ul-Hamid II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
1849 - Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905)
1853 - Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)
1863 - John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915)
1866 - H. G. Wells, English writer (d. 1946) 1866 -
Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1936)
1873 - Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)
1874 - Gustav Holst, English composer (d. 1934)
1895 - Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)
1899 - Frederick Coutts, the 8th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1986)
1902 - Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (d. 1963) 1902 - Sir
Allen Lane, British founder of Penguin Books (d. 1970)
1905 - Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
1906 - Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006)
1912 - Chuck Jones, American animator (d. 2002) 1912 -
György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005)
1916 - Françoise Giroud, French journalist, writer and politician (d. 2003)
1917 - Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968)
1918 - John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (d. 2007)
1919 - Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist 1919 -
Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (d. 1988)
1926 - Donald A. Glaser, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1929 - Bernard Williams, English philosopher (d. 2003) 1929 -
Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979)
1931 - Larry Hagman, American actor
1933 - Dick Simon, American racing driver
1934 - Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer and songwriter
1935 - Jimmy Armfield, Former English Footballer and Manager
1935 - Henry Gibson, American actor
1936 - Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow 1936 -
Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter
1938 - Doug Moe, American basketball player and coach
1940 - Bill Kurtis, American television journalist
1941 - R. James Woolsey, Central Intelligence Agency director 1941 -
Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler
1944 - Fannie Flagg, American actress and novelist 1944 -
Hamilton Jordan, U.S. President Jimmy Carter's original chief of staff 1944 -
Steve Beshear, Democratic Governor of Kentucky.
1945 - Jerry Bruckheimer, American film and television producer 1945 -
Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner 1945 -
Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
1946 - Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
1947 - Stephen King, American author 1947 -
Marsha Norman, American playwright 1947 -
Don Felder, American guitarist ( Eagles)
1949 - Artis Gilmore, American basketball player
1950 - Charles Clarke, British politician 1950 -
Bill Murray, American actor
1951 - Bruce Arena, American soccer coach 1951 -
Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005])
1952 - Anneliese Michel, Exorcism victim, known from the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose (d. 1976)
1953 - Arie Luyendyk, Dutch race car driver
1954 - Shinzo Abe, Former Prime Minister of Japan 1954 -
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, British musician ( Motörhead)
1955 - Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director 1955 -
Richard Hieb, American astronaut
1956 - Jack Givens, American basketball player 1956 -
Marta Kauffman, American television producer
1957 - Ethan Coen, American film director 1957 -
Kevin Rudd, Australian Labor Party leader 1957 -
Sidney Moncrief, American basketball player
1958 - Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
1959 - Dave Coulier, American actor 1959 -
Danny Cox, baseball player 1959 -
Corinne Drewery, British singer ( Swing Out Sister)
1960 - David James Elliott, Canadian actor
1961 - Húbert Nói, Icelandic artist 1961 -
Nancy Travis, American actress
1962 - Rob Morrow, American actor
1963 - Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer 1963 -
Cecil Fielder, American baseball player 1963 -
Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
1965 - Cheryl Hines, American actress 1965 -
David Wenham, Australian actor
1967 - Faith Hill, American singer 1967 -
Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer ( Barenaked Ladies)
1968 - Ricki Lake, American actress and talk show hostess
1969 - Jason Christiansen, baseball player
1970 - John Cudia, American actor
1971 - John Crawley, English cricketer 1971 -
Alfonso Ribeiro, Dominican-born actor 1971 -
Luke Wilson, American actor
1972 - Liam Gallagher, English singer ( Oasis) 1972 -
Jon Kitna, American football player 1972 -
David Silveria, American drummer ( KoЯn)
1973 - Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
1974 - Jana Kandarr, German tennis player 1974 -
Andy Todd, English footballer
1975 - Doug Davis, American baseball player
1976 - Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist ( Mew) 1976 -
Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
1977 - Brian Tallet, American baseball player
1978 - Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1979 - Richard Dunne, Irish footballer 1979 -
Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer 1979 -
Julian Gray, English footballer
1980 - Robert Hoffman, American actor 1980 -
Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress 1980 -
Aleksa Palladino, American actress 1980 -
Autumn Reeser, American actress 1980 -
Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
1981 - Nicole Richie, American socialite 1981 -
Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress
1982 - Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian racing driver 1982 -
Danny Kass, American snowboarder 1982 -
Rowan Vine, English footballer
1983 - Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentinian footballer 1983 -
Maggie Grace, American actress 1983 -
Joseph Mazzello, American actor 1983 -
Anna Meares, Australian cyclist
1985 - Maryam Hassouni, Dutch actor
1987 - Jimmy Clausen, American college football player 1987 -
Ashley Paris, American basketball player 1987 -
Courtney Paris, American basketball player
1990 - Allison Scagliotti, American actress 1990 -
Christian Serratos, American actress
1991 - Jordan Hasay, American track & field athlete 1991 -
Zoe Weizenbaum, American actress 1998 - Brino quadruplets, American actor/actresses
19 BC - Virgil, Roman poet (b. 70 BC)
454 - Aëtius, Roman general (bc. 396)
1217 - Lembitu of Lehola, Estonian soldier
1327 - King Edward II of England (b. 1284)
1397 - Richard FitzAlan, English military leader (executed) (b. 1346)
1542 - Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet
1558 - Charles V (b. 1500)
1576 - Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician (b. 1501)
1586 - Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, French church leader (b. 1517)
1626 - François de Bonne, Constable of France (b. 1543)
1719 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (b. 1647)
1743 - Jai Singh II, King of Amber-Juiper (b. 1688)
1748 - John Balguy, English philosopher (b. 1686)
1796 - François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
1798 - George Read, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1733)
1832 - Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer (b. 1771)
1860 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788)
1874 - Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist (b. 1794)
1897 - Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (b. 1819)
1904 - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce leader (b. 1840)
1906 - Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838)
1926 - Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
1938 - Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic Croatian writer (b. 1874)
1939 - Armand Călinescu Romanian prime-minister (assassinated) (b. 1893)
1954 - Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor (b. 1858)
1957 - King Haakon VII of Norway (b. 1872)
1963 - Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)
1966 - Paul Reynaud, French politician (b. 1878)
1971 - Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1972 - Henry de Montherlant, French writer (b. 1896)
1974 - Walter Brennan, American actor (b. 1894) 1974 -
Jacqueline Susann, American novelist (b. 1918)
1976 - Orlando Letelier, Chilean diplomat (b. 1932)
1982 - Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet general (b. 1897)
1985 - Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
1987 - Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)
1988 - Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914)
1995 - Rudy Perpich, American politician (b. 1928)
1997 - Jennifer Holt, American actress (b. 1920)
1998 - Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (b. 1959)
2000 - Bryan Smith, Man who ran over Stephen King (b. 1957)
2002 - Robert L. Forward, American physicist and writer (b. 1932)
2004 - Barry Noble Wakeman, American naturalist and educator (b. 1939) 2004 -
Bob Mason, British actor (b. 1952)
2006 - Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
2007 - Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian Olympic gold medalist (b. 1929) 2007 -
Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926) 2007 - Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (b. 1919)
97 Familypedia people were born on September 21
123 Familypedia people died on September 21
97 Familypedia people were first married on September 21