Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 12-Sep
Died on This Day (12-Sep)
Samiuela 'Akilisi Pōhiva is a Tongan pro-democracy activist and politician.
Prime Minister of Tonga
Edith "Edie" Windsor was an American LGBT rights activist and a technology manager at IBM.
American LGBT rights activist
Ray Milton Dolby was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR.
American electrical engineer
Alexander Saidgereyevich Galimov was a Russian professional ice hockey player.
Russian ice hockey player
Serge Lang was a French-American mathematician and activist who taught at Yale University for most of his career.
French-born American mathematician
John R. Cash was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor.
Gary Olsen was an English actor. He is best known for the role of Ben in the BBC television sitcom 2point4 Children.
Athene Seyler, CBE was an English actress.
André Chéron was a French chess player, endgame theorist, and a composer of endgame studies.
French chess player
Lieutenant General Sir Alfred Edward Codrington, was a British Army officer who served in colonial wars in Africa during the late nineteenth century, and later commanded a reserve army during the First World War.
British Army general
Rachid Taha was an Algerian singer and activist based in France described as "sonically adventurous".
Algerian singer and activist
Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside DD , was a Northern Irish loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader who served as Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party from 1971 to 2008 and First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2007 to 2008.
Northern Ireland Politican
Derek Jameson was a British tabloid journalist and broadcaster.
Claude Henri Jean Chabrol was a French film director and a member of the French New Wave group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s.
French film director
Jack Turner was an American racecar driver. He was nicknamed "Cactus Jack.
American racing driver
Yee Keung Victor Wong was an American actor, artist, and journalist.
Peter Jeremy , known professionally as Sherlock Holmes, was an English actor.
Commander John Simon Kerans was an officer in the Royal Navy and later a Conservative Party politician.
Inga Sofia Tidblad was a Swedish actress. She was one of the most praised actresses in Swedish theatre during her lifetime.
Fitz Hugh Ludlow
Fitz Hugh Ludlow, sometimes seen as Fitzhugh Ludlow , was an American author, journalist, and explorer; best known for his autobiographical book The Hasheesh Eater .
Author and journalist