September 24 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

  • 787 – Second Council of Nicaea: The council assembles at the church of Hagia Sophia.
  • 1180 – Manuel I Komnenos, the last Byzantine Emperor of the Komnenian restoration, dies.
  • 1645 – The Battle of Rowton Heath is a Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles.
  • 1674 – Second Tantrik Coronation of Shivaji.
  • 1789 – The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act, creating the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordering the composition of the Supreme Court.
  • 1830 – A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium.
  • 1841 – The Sultanate of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.
  • 1846 – Mexican–American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.
  • 1852 – The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.
  • 1853 – Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.
  • 1869 – Gold prices plummet after President Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.
  • 1877 – The Battle of Shiroyama is a decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion.
  • 1890 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
  • 1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s first National Monument.
  • 1906 – Racial tensions exacerbated by rumors lead to the Atlanta Race Riot, further increasing racial segregation.
  • 1911 – His Majesty’s Airship No. 1, Britain’s first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.
  • 1929 – Jimmy Doolittle performs the first flight without a window, proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.
  • 1932 – Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the “Depressed Classes” (Untouchables).
  • 1935 – Earl and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights.
  • 1946 – Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
  • 1946 – The top-secret Clifford-Elsey Report on the Soviet Union is delivered to President Truman.
  • 1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.
  • 1950 – The eastern United States is covered by a thick haze from the Chinchaga fire in western Canada.
  • 1957 – President Eisenhower sends the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
  • 1960 – USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
  • 1968 – First episode of 60 Minutes airs on television.
  • 1972 – Japan Airlines Flight 472 lands at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.
  • 1973 – Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
  • 1975 – Southwest Face expedition members become the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces, instead of using a ridge route.
  • 1993 – The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.
  • 1996 – Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
  • 2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.
  • 2007 – Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.
  • 2007 – India won first ever T20 international Cricket World Cup.
  • 2008 – Thabo Mbeki resigns as president of South Africa
  • 2009 – The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance.
  • 2013 – A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing at least 327 people.
  • 2014 – The Mars Orbiter Mission makes India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.
  • 2015 – At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2019 – An impeachment inquiry is initiated by the United States House of Representatives against President Donald Trump.

Births on September 24

  • AD 15 – Vitellius, Roman emperor (d. 69)
  • 936 – ‘Adud al-Dawla, Buyid king (d. 983)
  • 1301 – Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)
  • 1418 – Anne of Cyprus, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1462)
  • 1433 – Shekha of Amarsar, Rajput chieftain (d. 1488)
  • 1473 – Georg von Frundsberg, German Knight and landowner (d. 1528)
  • 1501 – Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (d. 1576)
  • 1534 – Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (d. 1581)
  • 1564 – William Adams, English sailor and navigator (d. 1620)
  • 1583 – Albrecht von Wallenstein, Bohemian general (d. 1634)
  • 1625 – Johan de Witt, Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1672)
  • 1667 – Jean-Louis Lully, French composer (d. 1688)
  • 1705 – Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)
  • 1717 – Horace Walpole, English historian, author, and politician (d. 1797)
  • 1755 – John Marshall, American Continental Army officer, jurist, and politician, 4th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1835)
  • 1761 – F.L.Æ. Kunzen, German-Danish composer and conductor (d. 1817)
  • 1796 – Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor and educator (d. 1875)
  • 1801 – Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1862)
  • 1802 – Adolphe d’Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)
  • 1812 – Mary Ann Browne, British poet and writer of musical scores (d. 1845)
  • 1817 – Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1901)
  • 1829 – Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (d. 1885)
  • 1845 – Nikolai Anderson, Estonian philologist and author (d. 1905)
  • 1858 – Eugene Foss, American businessman and politician, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
  • 1859 – Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer (d. 1933)
  • 1861 – Bhikaiji Cama, Indian activist (d. 1936)
  • 1870 – Georges Claude, French chemist and engineer, invented Neon lighting (d. 1960)
  • 1871 – Lottie Dod, English tennis player, golfer, and archer (d. 1960)
  • 1872 – Jaan Teemant, Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th State Elder of Estonia (d. 1941)
  • 1873 – María de las Mercedes Adam de Aróstegui, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1957)
  • 1878 – Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss author and poet (d. 1947)
  • 1880 – Sarah Knauss, American super-centenarian, oldest verified American person ever (d. 1999)
  • 1882 – Max Decugis, French tennis player (d. 1978)
  • 1883 – Franklin Clarence Mars, American businessman, founded Mars, Incorporated (d. 1934)
  • 1883 – Lawson Robertson, Scottish-American high jumper and coach (d. 1951)
  • 1884 – Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • 1884 – İsmet İnönü, Turkish general and politician, 2nd President of Turkey (d. 1973)
  • 1884 – Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer and engineer (d. 1953)
  • 1885 – Artur Lemba, Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1963)
  • 1890 – Mike González, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)
  • 1890 – A. P. Herbert, English author and playwright (d. 1971)
  • 1892 – Adélard Godbout, Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th Premier of Québec (d. 1956)
  • 1893 – Blind Lemon Jefferson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1929)
  • 1894 – Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1968)
  • 1894 – Billy Bletcher, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1895 – André Frédéric Cournand, French physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
  • 1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1940)
  • 1898 – Howard Florey, Australian pharmacologist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1898 – Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer (d. 1990)
  • 1899 – William Dobell, Australian painter (d. 1970)
  • 1900 – Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
  • 1901 – Alexandra Adler, Austrian neurologist and psychologist (d.2001)
  • 1902 – Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (d. 1989)
  • 1905 – Severo Ochoa, Spanish–American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
  • 1906 – Leonard Marsh, Canadian sociologist and academic (d. 1982)
  • 1906 – Józef Nawrot, Polish footballer (d. 1982)
  • 1907 – Ben Oakland, American pianist, composer, and songwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1909 – Gerard Antoni Ciołek, Polish historian and architect (d. 1966)
  • 1910 – Jean Servais, Belgian-French actor (d. 1976)
  • 1911 – Konstantin Chernenko, Russian politician (d. 1985)
  • 1912 – Robert Lewis Taylor, American soldier and author (d. 1998)
  • 1913 – Herb Jeffries, American singer (d. 2014)
  • 1914 – Esther Eng, Chinese-American film director (d. 1970)
  • 1914 – John Kerr, Australian politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)
  • 1914 – Andrzej Panufnik, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)
  • 1916 – Ruth Leach Amonette, American businesswoman and author (d. 2004)
  • 1918 – Michael J. S. Dewar, Indian-born American theoretical chemist who developed the Dewar–Chatt–Duncanson model (d. 1997)
  • 1918 – Audra Lindley, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1920 – Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)
  • 1920 – Jan Carew, Guyanese-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Ovadia Yosef, Iraqi-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Jim McKay, American sportscaster and journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1921 – Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Ettore Bastianini, Italian actor and singer (d. 1967)
  • 1922 – Bert I. Gordon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1922 – Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (d. 1998)
  • 1922 – John Moffatt, English actor and playwright (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Louis Edmonds, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1923 – Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1950)
  • 1923 – Raoul Bott, Hungarian-American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • 1924 – Nina Bocharova, Ukrainian gymnast
  • 1924 – Voula Zouboulaki, Egyptian-Greek actress (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Autar Singh Paintal, Indian physiologist and academic (d. 2004)
  • 1927 – Arthur Malet, English-American actor and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – John Carter, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and flute player (d. 1991)
  • 1930 – Józef Krupiński, Polish poet and author (d. 1998)
  • 1930 – Angelo Muscat, Maltese-English actor (d. 1977)
  • 1930 – Benjamin Romualdez, Filipino politician and diplomat (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – John W. Young, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2018)
  • 1931 – Elizabeth Blackadder, Scottish painter and educator
  • 1931 – Cardiss Collins, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1931 – Brian Glanville, English journalist and author
  • 1931 – Anthony Newley, English singer and actor (d. 1999)
  • 1931 – Mike Parkes, English race car driver (d. 1977)
  • 1932 – Miguel Montuori, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1998)
  • 1932 – Walter Wallmann, German politician, Minister-President of Hesse (d. 2013)
  • 1933 – Raffaele Farina, Italian cardinal
  • 1933 – Mel Taylor, American drummer (d. 1996)
  • 1934 – Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1934 – John Brunner, English-Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1934 – John Kasmin, English art dealer
  • 1934 – Bernard Nevill, English painter, designer, and academic
  • 1934 – Chick Willis, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1934 – Manfred Wörner, German politician and diplomat, 7th Secretary General of NATO (d. 1994)
  • 1934 – Donald Wrye, American director, screenwriter and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (d. 1990)
  • 1938 – Steve Douglas, American saxophonist, flute player, and producer (d. 1993)
  • 1939 – Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1939 – Moti Kirschenbaum, Israeli journalist (d. 2015)
  • 1939 – Jacques Vallée, French ufologist
  • 1940 – Yves Navarre, French author (d. 1994)
  • 1941 – John Mackey, American football player (d. 2011)
  • 1941 – Linda McCartney, American singer, photographer, and activist (d. 1998)
  • 1942 – Gerry Marsden, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1944 – Eavan Boland, Irish poet and academic
  • 1944 – Sven-Ole Thorsen, Danish bodybuilder and stuntman
  • 1944 – Victoria Vetri, Playboy’s 1967 Miss September & 1968 Playmate of the Year.
  • 1945 – Lou Dobbs, American journalist and author
  • 1945 – Carson Van Osten, American comics creator and musician (d. 2015)
  • 1945 – John Rutter, English composer, conductor, and producer
  • 1946 – Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer
  • 1946 – Joe Greene, American football player, coach, and actor
  • 1946 – Lars Emil Johansen, Greenlandic educator and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greenland
  • 1946 – César Pedroso, Cuban pianist and songwriter
  • 1946 – Pat Pocock, Welsh-English cricketer
  • 1946 – María Teresa Ruiz, Chilean astronomer
  • 1947 – Stephen Mueller, American painter (d. 2011)
  • 1948 – Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1948 – Garth Porter, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1949 – Baleka Mbete, South African politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa
  • 1949 – Anders Arborelius, Swedish cardinal
  • 1950 – Mohinder Amarnath, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1950 – John Kessel, American author, poet, and playwright
  • 1950 – Harriet Walter, English actress
  • 1951 – Douglas Kmiec, American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Malta
  • 1952 – Dieter Hochheimer, German footballer and manager
  • 1952 – Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1953 – Peter Halley, American painter and educator
  • 1954 – Marco Tardelli, Italian footballer and coach
  • 1955 – Riccardo Illy, Italian businessman and politician, President of Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • 1956 – Hubie Brooks, American baseball player
  • 1957 – Brad Bird, American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor
  • 1957 – Wolfgang Wolf, German footballer and manager
  • 1958 – Kevin Sorbo, American actor and producer
  • 1959 – Theo Paphitis, Cypriot-English businessman
  • 1959 – Steve Whitmire, American puppeteer
  • 1960 – Tony Juniper, English environmentalist and politician
  • 1960 – Amy Sky, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1961 – Christopher L. Eisgruber, American lawyer and academic
  • 1961 – John Logan, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1961 – Luc Picard, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Ally McCoist, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Mike Phelan, English footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1962 – Tim Supple, English director and producer
  • 1962 – Nia Vardalos, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Ilgvars Zalāns, Latvian painter
  • 1963 – Michael Potter, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1963 – Ben Preston, English journalist
  • 1964 – Rafael Palmeiro, Cuban-American baseball player
  • 1964 – Marko Pomerants, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
  • 1964 – Ronald van der Kemp, Dutch fashion designer
  • 1965 – Robert Irvine, English chef and television host
  • 1965 – Njål Ølnes, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
  • 1965 – Sean McNabb, American singer and bass player
  • 1965 – Janet Weiss, American drummer
  • 1966 – Christophe Bouchut, French race car driver
  • 1966 – Rajesh Khattar, Indian voice actor
  • 1966 – Bernard Gilkey, American baseball player
  • 1966 – Stefan Molyneux, Irish-Canadian philosopher, author, and blogger
  • 1966 – Michael O. Varhola, American journalist and author
  • 1967 – Noreena Hertz, English economist, author, and academic
  • 1969 – Shawn Crahan, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1969 – Christopher Pincher, English politician
  • 1969 – Shamim Sarif, English author, director, and screenwriter
  • 1969 – Paul Ray Smith, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2003)
  • 1969 – Megan Ward, American actress
  • 1971 – Michael S. Engel, American paleontologist and entomologist
  • 1971 – Mike Michalowicz, American businessman and author
  • 1971 – Kevin Millar, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Peter Salisbury, English drummer
  • 1972 – Conor Burns, British politician
  • 1972 – Kate Fleetwood, English actress
  • 1973 – Eddie George, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Gillian Lindsay, Scottish rower
  • 1973 – Rodrick Rhodes, American basketball player and coach
  • 1974 – John McDonald, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
  • 1976 – Stephanie McMahon, American wrestler and businesswoman
  • 1976 – Yakkun Sakurazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1976 – Vahur Vahtramäe, Estonian footballer
  • 1977 – Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Casey Rabach, American football player
  • 1978 – Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
  • 1979 – Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979 – Kim Jong-min, South Korean singer
  • 1980 – Daniele Bennati, Italian cyclist
  • 1980 – Dean Canto, Australian race car driver
  • 1980 – Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
  • 1980 – Victoria Pendleton, English cyclist
  • 1980 – John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
  • 1981 – Ryan Briscoe, Australian race car driver
  • 1981 – Drew Gooden, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1982 – Paul Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1982 – Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Liam Finn, Australian-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1983 – Randy Foye, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Ben Harris, Australian rugby league player
  • 1984 – Taylor Eigsti, American pianist and composer
  • 1984 – Senzo Meyiwa, South African footballer (d. 2014)
  • 1985 – Eric Adjetey Anang, Ghanaian sculptor and carpenter
  • 1985 – Eleanor Catton, Canadian-New Zealand author
  • 1985 – Cameron Price, Australian news journalist
  • 1985 – Jonathan Soriano, Spanish footballer
  • 1987 – Matthew Connolly, English footballer
  • 1987 – Gürhan Gürsoy, Turkish footballer
  • 1988 – Karl Alzner, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Pia Wurtzbach, Filipina actress, model, and Miss Universe 2015 titleholder
  • 1991 – Maximiliano Uggè, Italian footballer
  • 1991 – Oriol Romeu, Spanish footballer
  • 1993 – Ben Platt, American actor
  • 1997 – Tosin Adarabioyo, English Footballer

Deaths on September 24

  • 366 – Pope Liberius
  • 768 – Pepin the Short, Frankish king (b. 714)
  • 887 – Gao Pian, general of the Tang Dynasty (b. 821)
  • 1054 – Hermann of Reichenau, German composer, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1013)
  • 1120 – Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1072)
  • 1143 – Agnes of Germany (b. 1072)
  • 1143 – Pope Innocent II
  • 1180 – Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1118)
  • 1218 – Robert of Knaresborough (b. 1160)
  • 1228 – Stefan the First-Crowned, Serbian king (b. 1165)
  • 1270 – Philip of Montfort, Lord of Castres
  • 1275 – Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1208)
  • 1435 – Isabeau of Bavaria (b. 1370)
  • 1459 – Eric of Pomerania, King of Norway, Denmark and Sweden (b. 1382)
  • 1494 – Poliziano, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1454)
  • 1534 – Michael Glinski, Lithuanian prince (b. c. 1470)
  • 1541 – Paracelsus, German-Swiss physician, botanist, and chemist (b. 1493)
  • 1545 – Albert of Mainz, German cardinal (b. 1490)
  • 1562 – Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1495)
  • 1572 – Túpac Amaru, last of the Incas
  • 1605 – Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1547)
  • 1621 – Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish commander (b. 1560)
  • 1646 – Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1565)
  • 1655 – Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse-Eschwege (b. 1617)
  • 1707 – Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet and author (b. 1642)
  • 1732 – Emperor Reigen of Japan (b. 1654)
  • 1742 – Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1684)
  • 1790 – John Keyse Sherwin, English engraver (b. 1751)
  • 1802 – Alexander Radishchev, Russian author and critic (b. 1749)
  • 1834 – Pedro I of Brazil (b. 1798)
  • 1848 – Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (b. 1817)
  • 1863 – William Debenham, English businessman, founded Debenhams (b. 1794)
  • 1889 – D. H. Hill, American general and academic (b. 1821)
  • 1889 – Charles Leroux, American balloonist and skydiver (b. 1856)
  • 1892 – Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American soldier and composer (b. 1829)
  • 1896 – Louis Gerhard De Geer, Swedish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1818)
  • 1904 – Niels Ryberg Finsen, Faroese-Danish physician and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
  • 1929 – Mahidol Adulyadej, Thai prince (b. 1892)
  • 1930 – William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
  • 1933 – Mike Donlin, American baseball player and actor (b. 1878)
  • 1933 – Alice Muriel Williamson, English author (b. 1869)
  • 1936 – József Klekl, Slovene priest and journalist (b. 1879)
  • 1938 – Lev Schnirelmann, Belarusian-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1900)
  • 1939 – Carl Laemmle, German-American film producer, founded Universal Studios (b. 1867)
  • 1939 – Charles Tatham, American fencer (b. 1854)
  • 1945 – Hans Geiger, German physicist and academic, co-invented the Geiger counter (b. 1882)
  • 1947 – Andrew C. McLaughlin, American historian and author (b. 1861)
  • 1948 – Warren William, American actor (b. 1894)
  • 1950 – Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1863)
  • 1962 – Charles Reisner, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)
  • 1973 – August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (b. 1887)
  • 1973 – Josué de Castro, Brazilian physician, geographer, and activist (b. 1908)
  • 1975 – Earle Cabell, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1906)
  • 1976 – Philip Gbeho, Ghanaian composer and educator (b. 1904)
  • 1978 – James Bassett, American journalist and author (b. 1912)
  • 1978 – Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (b. 1897)
  • 1980 – Theodor Luts, Estonian-Brazilian director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1896)
  • 1981 – Patsy Kelly, American actress and dancer (b. 1910)
  • 1982 – Sarah Churchill, English actress (b. 1914)
  • 1982 – Józef Nawrot, Polish-English footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1984 – Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899)
  • 1991 – Dr. Seuss, American children’s book writer, poet, and illustrator (b. 1904)
  • 1993 – Ian Stuart Donaldson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)
  • 1993 – Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1913)
  • 1994 – Barry Bishop, American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (b. 1932)
  • 1996 – Zeki Müren, Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 1998 – Jeff Moss, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1942)
  • 2002 – Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian politician (b. 1953)
  • 2002 – Mike Webster, American football player (b. 1952)
  • 2003 – Rosalie Allen, American singer and radio host (b. 1924)
  • 2003 – Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2004 – Françoise Sagan, French author and screenwriter (b. 1935)
  • 2006 – Michael Ferguson, PIRA volunteer, lawyer, and politician (b. 1953)
  • 2006 – Phil Latulippe, Canadian soldier and runner (b. 1909)
  • 2008 – Oliver Crawford, American screenwriter and author (b. 1917)
  • 2008 – Irene Dailey, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2008 – Mickey Vernon, American baseball player and coach (b. 1918)
  • 2009 – Nelly Arcan, Canadian author (b. 1975)
  • 2010 – Gennady Yanayev, Russian engineer and politician, Vice President of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Pierre Adam, French cyclist (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Bruno Bobak, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Pedro Vázquez Colmenares, Mexican lawyer and politician, Governor of Oaxaca (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Margaret Feilman, Australian architect and urban planner (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Boris Karvasarsky, Ukrainian-Russian psychiatrist and author (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Anthony Lawrence, English-Hong Kong journalist and author (b. 1912)
  • 2013 – Sagadat Nurmagambetov, Kazakh general and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Paul Oliver, American football player (b. 1984)
  • 2014 – Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, English aristocrat, socialite, and author (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Madis Kõiv, Estonian physicist, philosopher, and author (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Alan Moore, Australian painter and educator (b. 1914)
  • 2015 – Wang Zhongshu, Chinese archaeologist and academic (b. 1925)
  • 2016 – Mel Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2016 – Vladimir Kuzmichyov, Russian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2016 – Bill Mollison, Australian researcher, author and biologist (b. 1928)
  • 2016 – Bill Nunn, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 2016 – Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordionist and bandleader (b. 1947)

Holidays and observances on September 24

  • Armed Forces Day (Peru)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Anathalon (in Brescia)
    • Antonio Gonzalez
    • Gerard of Csanád
    • Our Lady of Mercy and its related observance:
      • La Mercè (Barcelona)
    • Our Lady of Ransom (Mercedarians)
    • Our Lady of Walsingham (Church of England)
    • Pacificus of San Severino
    • Rupert of Salzburg
    • September 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • Constitution Day (Cambodia)
  • Earliest day on which Maple Leaf Day can fall, while September 30 is the latest; celebrated on the last Wednesday in September. (Canada)
  • Heritage Day (South Africa).
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guinea-Bissau from Portugal in 1973.
  • Mahidol Day (Thailand)
  • New Caledonia Day (New Caledonia)
  • Republic Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
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