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  • 1992 – Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
  • 1922 – The Sun News-Pictorial is founded in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1921 – Nahalal, the first moshav in Palestine, is settled as part of a Zionist plan of creating a Jewish state, later to be Israel.
  • 1919 – United States Marine Corps invades Honduras.
  • 1903 – The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
  • 1830 – Anti-Masonic Party convention; one of the first American political party conventions.
  • 1814 – War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.
  • 1789 – Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
  • 1780 – American Revolutionary War: Sugarloaf Massacre: A small detachment of militia from Northampton County are attacked by Native Americans and Loyalists near Little Nescopeck Creek.
  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Brandywine: The British celebrate a major victory in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  • 1776 – British–American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolutionary War.
  • 1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.
  • 1226 – The first recorded instance of the Catholic practice of perpetual Eucharistic adoration formally begins in Avignon, France.


  • 1993 – Farrah Moan, American drag queen and entertainer. Cameron Clayton, better known by the stage name Farrah Moan, born in 1993, is an American drag queen, model, actor, make-up artist and internet personality best known for participating in the ninth season of the reality TV show RuPaul's Drag Race, placing eighth, as well as participating in the 4th season of All Stars, where he placed 9th.
  • 1988 – Mike Moustakas, American baseball player. Michael Christopher Moustakas (Greek - Μάικ Μουστάκας) (/muːˈstɑːkəs/; born September 11, 1988) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • 1987 – Tyler Hoechlin, American actor. In television, he is also known for portraying Derek Hale on Teen Wolf and Superman on Supergirl and in the greater Arrowverse.
  • 1986 – Dwayne Jarrett, American football player. Dwayne Jarrett (born September 11, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons.
  • 1985 – Shaun Livingston, American basketball player. In a 15 year professional career in the league, Livingston played over 800 games for nine teams and won three NBA championships as a Golden State Warrior—in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
  • 1983 – Ike Diogu, American basketball player. Ikechukwu Somtochukwu Diogu (born September 11, 1983) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Shimane Susanoo Magic of the B.League.
  • 1983 – Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player. Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (/dʒəˈkoʊbi/ jə-KOH-bee; born September 11, 1983) is an American professional baseball center fielder who is currently a free agent.
  • 1981 – Charles Kelley, American singer-songwriter, was formed in 2006 and are signed to Capitol Nashville.
  • 1981 – Hallowicked, American wrestler. Robert Goodwin (born November 1, 1981) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Hallowicked.
  • 1979 – Steve Hofstetter, American comedian, journalist, and author. Hofstetter starred in the FS1 special Finding Babe Ruth, has been a regular panelist on MLB Now on MLB Network, and was the host and executive producer of Laughs on Fox television stations.
  • 1978 – Ed Reed, American football player, was a safety in the National Football League (NFL), spending the majority of his career with the Baltimore Ravens. He played college football for the University of Miami, where he was a two-time consensus All-American.
  • 1977 – Ludacris, American rapper and producer. Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), known professionally as Ludacris (/ˈluːdəkrɪs/), is an American-Gabonese rapper and actor.
  • 1974 – DeLisha Milton-Jones, American basketball player and coach. Milton-Jones played college basketball for the University of Florida.
  • 1971 – Markos Moulitsas, American soldier, activist, blogger, and author. Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (/ˈmɑːrkoʊs muːˈliːtsəs/; born September 11, 1971), often known by his username and former military nickname "Kos" (/ˈkoʊz/ KOHZ), is the founder and publisher of Daily Kos, a blog focusing on liberal and Democratic Party politics in the United States.
  • 1971 – Shelton Quarles, American football player and scout. Shelton Eugene Quarles (born September 11, 1971) is a former linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team he played for in his ten-year career from 1997 to 2006.
  • 1970 – Taraji P. Henson, American actress. She received praise for her performances as a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005), for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination; and as a single mother of a disabled child in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
  • 1970 – Ted Leo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the frontman and lead guitarist of rock group Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and in 2013, he and Aimee Mann formed the indie rock duo the Both.
  • 1970 – William Joppy, American boxer and coach. William Torelle Joppy (born September 11, 1970) is an American retired professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2011, and held the WBA middleweight title three times between 1996 and 2003.
  • 1969 – Eduardo Pérez, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster. Eduardo Atanasio Pérez Pérez (born September 11,) is an American former professional baseball player, coach and current television sports color commentator.
  • 1968 – Paul Mayeda Berges, American director and screenwriter. Paul Mayeda Berges (born September 11, 1968 in Torrance, California) is an American screenwriter and director.
  • 1967 – Harry Connick Jr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, actor, and talk show host. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales.
  • 1967 – Maria Bartiromo, American financial journalist and television personality. Maria Sara Bartiromo (born September 11, 1967) is an American television journalist, magazine columnist, and author.
  • 1967 – Sung Jae-gi, South Korean activist, founded Man of Korea (d. 2013), was a South Korean men's rights activist and anti-feminist. Sung founded and was the first chairman of Man of Korea, a men's rights group advocating the abolition of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family—whose Korean name (여성부; 女性部) translates as "Ministry of Women"—and demanded compensation for the South Korean military-service requirement.
  • 1965 – Moby, American singer-songwriter, musician and DJ. Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), better known as Moby, is an American musician, songwriter, singer, producer, and animal rights activist.
  • 1965 – Paul Heyman, American wrestling promoter, manager, and journalist. Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965) is an American entertainment producer, writer, performer, marketer, promoter, professional wrestling manager, and commentator.
  • 1964 – Ellis Burks, American baseball player and manager. Ellis Rena Burks (born September 11, 1964) is a former outfielder who played in Major League Baseball for 18 seasons.
  • 1962 – Jenny Sanford, American banker and businesswoman. Jennifer Sullivan Sanford (born September 11, 1962) is the former First Lady of South Carolina and a former investment banker.
  • 1962 – Kristy McNichol, American actress. Christina Ann McNichol (born September 11, 1962) is an American actress, comedian, producer, and singer.
  • 1961 – Elizabeth Daily, American actress. Elizabeth Ann Guttman (born September 11, 1961), credited as E.
  • 1961 – Virginia Madsen, American actress. After moving to Los Angeles, director David Lynch cast her as Princess Irulan in the science fiction film Dune (1984).
  • 1960 – Michael P. Leavitt, American soldier, was the eleventh Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG). He assumed the position from MCPOCG Charles W.
  • 1959 – Andre Dubus III, American novelist and short story writer. He is a member of the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  • 1959 – Robert Wrenn, American golfer and sportscaster, was an American left-handed tennis player, four-time U.S. singles championship winner, and one of the first inductees in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
  • 1958 – Brad Lesley, American baseball player (d. 2013), was an American professional baseball player-turned-actor and media personality. Lesley was an especially imposing physical figure, standing 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) and weighing 230 lb (100 kg).
  • 1958 – Phoef Sutton, American screenwriter and producer. Winterbourne and The Fan, both released in 1996.
  • 1958 – Scott Patterson, American actor. He also starred as Michael Buchanan in the NBC drama series The Event and as a Tenctonese alien commander in the TV film Alien Nation: Dark Horizon.
  • 1957 – Jeff Sluman, American golfer. Jeffrey George Sluman (born September 11, 1957) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous professional golf tournaments including six PGA Tour victories.
  • 1957 – Jeh Johnson, American political appointee; Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is currently a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and a board of directors member at Lockheed Martin Corporation.
  • 1956 – Tony Gilroy, American director, producer, and screenwriter. He was nominated for Academy Awards for his direction and script for Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney.
  • 1955 – Sharon Lamb, American psychologist and academic. Sharon Lamb (born September 11, 1955), is an American professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston's, College of Education and Human Development, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • 1953 – Tommy Shaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. In between his stints with Styx, he has played with other groups including Damn Yankees, Shaw Blades as well as releasing several solo albums.
  • 1950 – Amy Madigan, American actress. Her other film credits include Love Child (1982), Places in the Heart (1984), Field of Dreams (1989), Uncle Buck (1989), The Dark Half (1993), Pollock (2000), and Gone Baby Gone (2007).
  • 1949 – Bill Whittington, American race car driver. William Marvin "Bill" Whittington (born September 11, 1949) is an American racing driver from Lubbock, Texas who won the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans together with his brother Don Whittington and Klaus Ludwig in a Porsche 935.
  • 1946 – Dennis Tufano, American rock singer. Dennis Stanley Joseph Tufano (born September 11, 1946) is the original lead singer of the 1960s rock group The Buckinghams, and has been a solo performer since the early 1980s.
  • 1945 – Leo Kottke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He overcame a series of personal obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand, to emerge as a widely recognized master of his instrument.
  • 1943 – Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (d. 2015), was an American guitarist and singer, best known for singing the Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie". Classically trained in piano, he began playing guitar after seeing Elvis Presley on television.
  • 1943 – Mickey Hart, American drummer, percussionist and musicologist (Grateful Dead). He was a member of the Grateful Dead from September 1967 until February 1971, and again from October 1974 until their final show in August 1995.
  • 1942 – Lola Falana, American actress, singer, and dancer. Loletha Elayne Falana or Loletha Elaine Falana (sources differ) (born September 11, 1942), better known by her stage name Lola Falana.
  • 1940 – Brian De Palma, American director, producer, and screenwriter. His prominent films include mainstream box office hits such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as cult favorites such as Sisters (1973), Blow Out (1981), Body Double (1984), Casualties of War (1989), Carlito's Way (1993), and Femme Fatale (2002).
  • 1940 – Theodore Olson, American lawyer and politician, United States Solicitor General. Bush.
  • 1940 – Thomas K. McCraw, American historian and author (d. 2012), was an American business historian and Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, Emeritus at Harvard Business School, who won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for History for Prophets of Regulation: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M.
  • 1939 – Charles Geschke, American businessman, co-founded Adobe Systems. He is best known as the 1982 co-founder with John Warnock of Adobe Systems Inc., the graphics and publishing software company.
  • 1937 – Robert Crippen, American captain, pilot, and astronaut. Robert Laurel Crippen (born September 11, 1937) is an American retired naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, and retired astronaut.
  • 1933 – William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (d. 2002), was an American white supremacist, neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic author and political commentator. For more than 30 years, he was one of the highest profile individuals of the white nationalist movement.
  • 1932 – Bob Packwood, American politician. Robert William Packwood (born September 11, 1932) is an American former attorney and politician from Oregon and a member of the Republican Party.
  • 1931 – John Reger, American football player (d. 2013), was a National Football League linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins, and participated in three Pro Bowls during his 12-year career. Reger played college football at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • 1930 – Cathryn Damon, American actress and dancer (d. 1987), was an American actress, best known for her roles on television sitcoms in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • 1928 – Earl Holliman, American actor. Henry Earl Holliman (born September 11, 1928) is an American actor, animal rights activist and singer known for his many character roles in films, mostly westerns and dramas, in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • 1928 – Reubin Askew, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of Florida (d. 2014), was an American politician, who served as the 37th governor of the U.S. state of Florida from 1971 to 1979. He led on tax reform, civil rights, and financial transparency for public officials, maintaining an outstanding reputation for personal integrity.
  • 1928 – William X. Kienzle, American priest and author (d. 2001), was an American priest and later writer.
  • 1927 – G. David Schine, American soldier and businessman (d. 1996). David Schine or David Schine (September 11, 1927 – June 19, 1996), was the wealthy heir to a hotel chain fortune who became a central figure in the Army–McCarthy hearings of 1954 in his role as the chief consultant to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
  • 1926 – Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (d. 2005), was an American professional baseball infielder and outfielder. He played fourteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1944 and 1958 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, St.
  • 1924 – Daniel Akaka, American soldier, engineer, and politician, was an American educator and politician who was a United States Senator from Hawaii from 1990 to 2013.
  • 1924 – Tom Landry, American football player and coach (d. 2000), was an American professional football player and coach. He was the first head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL), a position he held for 29 seasons.
  • 1923 – Betsy Drake, American actress (d. 2015), was a French-born American actress and writer. She was the third wife of actor Cary Grant.
  • 1921 – Leaford Bearskin, American tribal leader and colonel (d. 2012), was a Native American tribal leader and US Air Force officer. He was Chief of the Wyandotte Nation from 1983 to 2011.
  • 1917 – Donald Blakeslee, American colonel and pilot (d. 2008), was an officer in the United States Air Force, whose aviation career began as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force flying Spitfire fighter aircraft during World War II. He then became a member of the Royal Air Force Eagle Squadrons, before transferring to the United States Army Air Forces in 1942.
  • 1917 – Jessica Mitford, English-American journalist and author (d. 1996), was an English author, one of the six aristocratic Mitford sisters noted for their sharply conflicting politics.
  • 1916 – Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (d. 2015), was an American filmmaker and the founder (with his son Steve Sabol, among others) of NFL Films. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 as a contributor due to his works with NFL Films.
  • 1913 – Bear Bryant, American football player and coach (d. 1983), was an American college football player and coach. He was best known as the head coach of the University of Alabama football team.
  • 1903 – Stephen Etnier, American lieutenant and painter (d. 1984), was an American realist painter, painting for six decades. His work is distinguished by a mixture of realism and luminism, favoring industrial and working scenes, but always imbued with atmospheric light.
  • 1901 – D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman, founded Gold Kist (d. 1999). Born in Royston, Georgia, Brooks enrolled at the age of 16 at the University of Georgia (UGA) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (1922) and a Master of Science in Agriculture (1924).
  • 1899 – Jimmie Davis, American singer-songwriter and politician, 47th Governor of Louisiana (d. 2000), was an American politician and a singer and songwriter of both sacred and popular songs. Davis was elected for two nonconsecutive terms from 1944 to 1948 and from 1960 to 1964 as the governor of his native Louisiana.
  • 1891 – William Thomas Walsh, American historian, author, and educator (d. 1949), was an historian, educator and author; he was also an accomplished violinist. His educational background included a B.A. from Yale University (1913) and an honorary Litt.D. from Fordham University.
  • 1885 – Herbert Stothart, American composer and conductor (d. 1949). Stothart (September 11, 1885 – February 1, 1949) was an American songwriter, arranger, conductor, and composer.
  • 1862 – Hawley Harvey Crippen, American physician (d. 1910). He was hanged in Pentonville Prison in London for the murder of his wife Cora Henrietta Crippen, and was the first suspect to be captured with the aid of wireless telegraphy.
  • 1862 – O. Henry, American short story writer (d. 1910). William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), better known by his pen name O.
  • 1847 – Mary Watson Whitney, American astronomer and academic (d. 1921), was an American astronomer and for 22 years the head of the Vassar Observatory where 102 scientific papers were published under her guidance.
  • 1836 – Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American journalist, author, and explorer (d. 1870), was an American author, journalist, and explorer; best known for his autobiographical book The Hasheesh Eater (1857).
  • 1800 – Daniel S. Dickinson, American lawyer and politician, 13th Lieutenant Governor of New York (d. 1866), was a New York politician, most notable as a United States Senator from 1844 to 1851.


  • 2016 – Alexis Arquette, American actress, musician and cabaret performer (b. 1969)
  • 2015 – Dennis Paul Hebert, American businessman and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Bob Crewe, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Keith Dunstan, American-Australian journalist and author (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Marshall Berman, American philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Virgil A. Richard, American general (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – J. Christopher Stevens, American lawyer and diplomat, 10th United States Ambassador to Libya (b. 1960)
  • 2010 – Harold Gould, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2009 – Jim Carroll, American author, poet and musician (b. 1949)
  • 2009 – Larry Gelbart, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2007 – Gene Savoy, American explorer, theologian, and author (b. 1927)
  • 2004 – David Mann, American painter and illustrator (b. 1939)
  • 2004 – Fred Ebb, American songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2003 – John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 2002 – David Wisniewski, American author and illustrator (b. 1953)
  • 2002 – Johnny Unitas, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1933)
  • 2002 – Kim Hunter, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Barbara Olson, American lawyer and journalist (b. 1955)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Berry Berenson, American photographer, actress, and model (b. 1948)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Bill Biggart, American photographer and journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Carolyn Beug, American director and producer (b. 1952)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Charles Burlingame, American captain and pilot (b. 1949)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Daniel M. Lewin, American mathematician and businessman, co-founded Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - David Angell, American screenwriter and television producer (b. 1946)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Eamon McEneaney, American lacrosse player and poet (b. 1954)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Garnet Bailey, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - John P. O'Neill, American FBI agent (b. 1952)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Kevin Cosgrove, American business executive (b. 1955)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Mohamed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (b. 1968)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Mychal Judge, American priest and chaplain (b. 1933)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Rick Rescorla, Cornish-American colonel (b. 1939)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Ronald Paul Bucca, American fire marshal (b. 1954)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Timothy Maude, American general (b. 1947)
  • 2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) - Casualties of the September 11 attacks: - Wilson Flagg, American admiral (b. 1938)
  • 1998 – Dane Clark, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1997 – Hannah Weiner, American poet (b. 1928)
  • 1994 – Jessica Tandy, English-American actress (b. 1909)
  • 1993 – Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-American conductor (b. 1912)
  • 1984 – Jerry Voorhis, American politician (b. 1901)
  • 1978 – Mike Gazella, American baseball player and manager (b. 1895)
  • 1974 – Lois Lenski, American author and illustrator (b. 1893)
  • 1972 – Max Fleischer, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1883)
  • 1966 – Collett E. Woolman, American businessman, co-founded Delta Air Lines (b. 1889)
  • 1965 – Ralph C. Smedley, American educator, founded Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
  • 1959 – Paul Douglas, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1957 – Mary Proctor, American astronomer (b. 1862)
  • 1935 – Charles Norris, American coroner (b. 1867)
  • 1932 – Stanisław Wigura, Polish pilot and businessman, co-founded the RWD Company (b. 1901)
  • 1915 – William Sprague IV, American businessman and politician, 27th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1830)
  • 1896 – Francis James Child, American scholar and educator (b. 1825)
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