September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 96 days remain until the end of the year.
|September 26 in recent years
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| 2015 (Saturday)
| 2014 (Friday)
| 2013 (Thursday)
| 2012 (Wednesday)
| 2011 (Monday)
| 2010 (Sunday)
| 2009 (Saturday)
- 46 BC – Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to Venus Genetrix, fulfilling a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus.
- 715 – Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
- 1087 – William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.
- 1212 – The Golden Bull of Sicily is issued to confirm the hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty.
- 1345 – Friso-Hollandic Wars: Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle of Warns.
- 1371 – Serbian–Turkish wars: Ottoman Turks fought against a Serbian army at the Battle of Maritsa.
- 1493 – Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Spanish, extending the grant of new lands he made them in Inter caetera.
- 1580 – Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
- 1687 – The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed during the Morean War.
- 1688 – The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
- 1777 – American Revolution: British troops occupy Philadelphia.
- 1789 – George Washington appoints the first cabinet of the United States government.
- 1792 – Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
- 1799 – War of the 2nd Coalition: Franco-Swiss troops defeat Austro-Russian forces, leading to the collapse of Suvorov's campaign.
- 1810 – A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates, and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
- 1905 – Albert Einstein publishes the third of his Annus Mirabilis papers, introducing the special theory of relativity.
- 1907 – Four months after the 1907 Imperial Conference, New Zealand and Newfoundland are promoted from colonies to dominions within the British Empire.
- 1910 – Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled.
- 1914 – The United States Federal Trade Commission is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
- 1917 – World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
- 1918 – World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive began which would last until the total surrender of German forces.
- 1923 – The German government accepts the occupation of the Ruhr.
- 1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don't shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.
- 1934 – The ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched.
- 1941 – The Military Police Corps is created as a permanent branch of the United States Army.
- 1942 – Holocaust: Senior SS official August Frank issues a memorandum detailing how Jews should be "evacuated".
- 1950 – Korean War: United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.
- 1953 – Rationing of sugar in the United Kingdom ends
- 1954 – The Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan, killing 1,172.
- 1959 – Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.
- 1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
- 1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.
- 1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
- 1977 – The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant opens for official usage, the first nuclear power plant in the (then) Ukrainian SSR.
- 1980 – At the Oktoberfest terror attack in Munich 13 people die and 211 are injured.
- 1981 – Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
- 1983 – Soviet Air Force officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
- 1983 – Australia II wins the America's Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year domination of the race.
- 1984 – The United Kingdom and China agree to a transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, to take place in 1997.
- 1997 – A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashes near Medan airport, killing 234.
- 1997 – An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
- 2000 – Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
- 2000 – The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.
- 2002 – The overcrowded Senegalese ferry, MV Le Joola, capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000.
- 2005 – The PBS Kids Channel is shut down and replaced by a joint network with Comcast called Sprout.
- 2008 – Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
- 2009 – Typhoon Ketsana hits the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
- 2014 – A mass kidnapping occurs in Iguala, Mexico.
- 932 – Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, Arab caliph (d. 975)
- 1329 – Anne of Bavaria, German queen consort (d. 1353)
- 1406 – Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1430)
- 1462 – Engelbert, Count of Nevers, younger son of John I (d. 1506)
- 1526 – Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (d. 1569)
- 1637 – Sébastien Leclerc, French painter (d. 1714)
- 1641 – Nehemiah Grew, English plant anatomist and physiologist (d. 1712)
- 1651 – Francis Daniel Pastorius, founder of Germantown (d. 1720)
- 1660 – George William, Duke of Liegnitz (d. 1675)
- 1698 – William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire (d. 1755)
- 1711 – Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1779)
- 1750 – Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, English admiral (d. 1810)
- 1758 – Cosme Argerich, Argentinian physician (d. 1820)
- 1767 – Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1835)
- 1774 – Johnny Appleseed, American gardener and environmentalist (d. 1845)
- 1783 – Richard Griffin, 3rd Baron Braybrooke, English politician and literary figure (d. 1858)
- 1791 – Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer (d. 1824)
- 1792 – William Hobson, Irish-New Zealand explorer and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (d. 1842)
- 1820 – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Indian philosopher, painter, and academic (d. 1891)
- 1840 – Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (d. 1923)
- 1843 – Joseph Furphy, Australian author and poet (d. 1912)
- 1848 – Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1931)
- 1849 – Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
- 1865 – Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford (d. 1937)
- 1867 – Winsor McCay, American illustrator and animator (d. 1934)
- 1869 – Komitas, Armenian-French priest and composer (d. 1935)
- 1870 – Christian X of Denmark (d. 1947)
- 1872 – Max Ehrmann, American poet and lawyer (d. 1945)
- 1873 – Wacław Berent, Polish author and translator (d. 1940)
- 1874 – Lewis Hine, American photographer and activist (d. 1940)
- 1875 – Edmund Gwenn, English-American actor and singer (d. 1959)
- 1876 – Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and author (d. 1957)
- 1876 – Ghulam Bhik Nairang, Indian poet, lawyer, and politician (d. 1952)
- 1877 – Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist and academic (d. 1963)
- 1877 – Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1962)
- 1877 – Bertha De Vriese, Belgian physician (d. 1958)
- 1878 – Walter Steinbeck, German actor (d. 1942)
- 1881 – Hiram Wesley Evans, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1966)
- 1884 – Jack Bickell, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1951)
- 1886 – Archibald Hill, English physiologist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)
- 1887 – Edwin Keppel Bennett, English author and poet (d. 1958)
- 1887 – Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (d. 1967)
- 1887 – Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb (d. 1979)
- 1888 – J. Frank Dobie, American journalist and author (d. 1964)
- 1888 – T. S. Eliot, English poet, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
- 1889 – Gordon Brewster, Irish cartoonist (d. 1946)
- 1889 – Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (d. 1976)
- 1890 – Jack Tresadern, English footballer and manager (d. 1959)
- 1890 – Papanasam Sivan, Carnatic music composer
- 1891 – William McKell, Australian politician, 12th Governor General of Australia (d. 1985)
- 1891 – Charles Münch, French violinist and conductor (d. 1968)
- 1891 – Hans Reichenbach, German philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1953)
- 1892 – Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (d. 1970)
- 1894 – Gladys Brockwell, American actress (d. 1929)
- 1895 – Jürgen Stroop, German general (d. 1952)
- 1897 – Pope Paul VI (d. 1978)
- 1897 – Arthur Rhys-Davids, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1917)
- 1898 – George Gershwin, American pianist and composer (d. 1937)
- 1900 – Suzanne Belperron, French jewelry designer (d. 1983)
- 1901 – George Raft, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1980)
- 1901 – Ted Weems, American bandleader and musician (d. 1963)
- 1905 – Millito Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2011)
- 1905 – Karl Rappan, Austrian footballer and coach (d. 1996)
- 1907 – Anthony Blunt, English historian and spy (d. 1983)
- 1907 – Shug Fisher, American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and comedian (d. 1984)
- 1907 – Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)
- 1909 – Bill France, Sr., American race car driver, founded NASCAR (d. 1992)
- 1909 – A. P. Hamann, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1977)
- 1911 – Al Helfer, American sportscaster (d. 1975)
- 1913 – Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (d. 1998)
- 1913 – Dorothy Sloop, American pianist and educator (d. 1998)
- 1914 – Achille Compagnoni, Italian skier and mountaineer (d. 2009)
- 1914 – Jack LaLanne, American fitness expert (d. 2011)
- 1917 – Réal Caouette, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1976)
- 1917 – Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese-French philosopher and theorist (d. 1993)
- 1918 – Eric Morley, English businessman and television host, founded the Miss World (d. 2000)
- 1918 – John Rankine, Welsh author (d. 2013)
- 1919 – Barbara Britton, American actress (d. 1980)
- 1919 – Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and author (d. 2012)
- 1922 – Takis Miliadis, Greek actor (d. 1985)
- 1922 – Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia (d. 2014)
- 1923 – Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
- 1923 – Hugh Griffiths, Baron Griffiths, English cricketer, lawyer, and judge (d. 2015)
- 1923 – James Hennessy, English businessman and diplomat
- 1924 – Jean Hoerni, Swiss physicist, inventor and businessman (d. 1997)
- 1925 – Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2012)
- 1925 – Marty Robbins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and race car driver (d. 1982)
- 1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)
- 1926 – Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian philologist and academic (d. 2011)
- 1926 – Tulsi Giri, Nepalese politician (d. 2018)
- 1927 – Robert Cade, American physician and educator, co-invented Gatorade (d. 2007)
- 1927 – Patrick O'Neal, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1927 – Enzo Bearzot, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2010)
- 1928 – Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor
- 1928 – Wilford White, American football player (d. 2013)
- 1930 – Philip Bosco, American actor
- 1930 – Joe Brown, English mountaineer and author
- 1931 – Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (d. 1983)
- 1931 – Kenneth Parnell, American sex offender (d. 2008)
- 1932 – Manmohan Singh, Indian economist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of India
- 1932 – Donna Douglas, American actress (d. 2015)
- 1932 – Joyce Jameson, American actress (d. 1987)
- 1932 – Vladimir Voinovich, Russian author and poet (d. 2018)
- 1934 – Neil Coles, English golfer and architect
- 1935 – Bob Barber, English cricketer
- 1935 – Lou Myers, American actor (d. 2013)
- 1935 – Joe Sherlock, Irish politician (d. 2007)
- 1936 – Leroy Drumm, American sailor and songwriter (d. 2010)
- 1936 – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African academic and politician, 8th First Lady of South Africa (d. 2018)
- 1937 – Valentin Pavlov, Russian banker and politician, 11th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2003)
- 1937 – Jerry Weintraub, American film producer and agent (d. 2015)
- 1938 – Lucette Aldous, New Zealand-Australian ballerina and educator
- 1938 – Lars-Jacob Krogh, Norwegian journalist (d. 2010)
- 1939 – Ricky Tomlinson, English actor and screenwriter
- 1941 – Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
- 1941 – Martine Beswick, Jamaican-English model and actress
- 1941 – David Frizzell, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1942 – Kent McCord, American actor
- 1942 – Gloria E. Anzaldúa, American scholar of Chicana cultural theory (d. 2004)
- 1943 – Ian Chappell, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
- 1943 – Tim Schenken, Australian race car driver
- 1944 – Jan Brewer, American politician, 22nd Governor of Arizona
- 1944 – Keith O'Nions, English geologist and academic
- 1944 – Anne Robinson, English journalist and game show host
- 1945 – Louise Beaudoin, Canadian academic and politician
- 1945 – Bryan Ferry, English singer-songwriter
- 1946 – Andrea Dworkin, American activist and author (d. 2005)
- 1946 – John MacLachlan Gray, Canadian actor, playwright, and composer
- 1946 – Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
- 1946 – Louise Simonson, American author
- 1946 – Claudette Werleigh, Haitian Prime Minister
- 1946 – Christine Todd Whitman, American politician, 50th Governor of New Jersey
- 1947 – Lynn Anderson, American singer and actress (d. 2015)
- 1947 – Philippe Lavil, French singer and actor
- 1947 – Dick Roth, American swimmer
- 1948 – John Foxx, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player
- 1948 – Olivia Newton-John, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress
- 1949 – Clodoaldo, Brazilian footballer and manager
- 1949 – Wendy Saddington, Australian singer and journalist (d. 2013)
- 1949 – Jane Smiley, American novelist
- 1949 – Minette Walters, English journalist and author
- 1950 – Andy Haden, New Zealand rugby player
- 1951 – Tommy Taylor, English footballer and manager
- 1951 – Stuart Tosh, Scottish singer-songwriter and drummer
- 1953 – Dolores Keane, Irish singer and actress
- 1953 – Douglas A. Melton, American biologist and academic
- 1953 – Paul Stephenson, English police officer
- 1954 – Craig Chaquico, American guitarist
- 1954 – Kevin Kennedy, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
- 1954 – Cesar Rosas, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1955 – Carlene Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1956 – Steve Butler, American race car driver and engineer
- 1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress
- 1956 – Mick Imlah, Scottish poet and critic (d. 2009)
- 1957 – Bob Staake, American author and illustrator
- 1957 – Klaus Augenthaler, German footballer and manager
- 1957 – Michael Dweck, American photographer and director
- 1958 – Rudi Cerne, German figure skater and journalist
- 1958 – Darby Crash, American singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
- 1958 – Robert Kagan, Greek-American historian and author
- 1958 – Kenny Sansom, English footballer
- 1958 – Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American sailor and politician
- 1959 – Andrew Bolt, Australian journalist
- 1959 – Trevor Dodds, Namibian golfer
- 1959 – Rich Gedman, American baseball player and coach
- 1959 – Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (d. 2007)
- 1960 – Uwe Bein, German footballer and manager
- 1960 – Jouke de Vries, Dutch academic and politician
- 1960 – Doug Supernaw, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1961 – Cindy Herron, American singer-songwriter and actress
- 1961 – Marianne Mikko, Estonian journalist and politician
- 1961 – Will Self, English novelist and journalist
- 1962 – Melissa Sue Anderson, American-Canadian actress
- 1962 – Peter Foster, Australian criminal
- 1962 – Mark Haddon, English author and poet
- 1962 – Chunky Pandey, Indian actor
- 1962 – Steve Moneghetti, Australian runner
- 1962 – Al Pitrelli, American guitarist and songwriter
- 1962 – Tracey Thorn, English singer-songwriter and writer
- 1962 – Jacky Wu, Taiwanese singer, actor, and television host
- 1963 – Lysette Anthony, English actress and producer
- 1963 – Joe Nemechek, American race car driver
- 1964 – Nicki French, English singer and actress
- 1964 – Dave Martinez, American baseball player and coach
- 1964 – John Tempesta, American drummer
- 1965 – Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian businessman and politician, 5th President of Ukraine
- 1966 – Rakesh Jhaveri, Indian Jain Leader
- 1966 – Dean Butterworth, English-American drummer
- 1966 – Christos Dantis, Greek singer-songwriter and producer
- 1966 – Shane Dye, New Zealand jockey
- 1966 – Craig Heyward, American football player (d. 2006)
- 1966 – Jillian Barberie, Canadian actress and sportscaster
- 1967 – Bruno Akrapović, Bosnian footballer and manager
- 1967 – Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
- 1967 – Craig Janney, American ice hockey player
- 1968 – Jim Caviezel, American actor
- 1969 – Andy Petterson, Australian footballer and coach
- 1969 – David Slade, English director and producer
- 1969 – Holger Stanislawski, German footballer and manager
- 1969 – Paul Warhurst, English footballer and manager
- 1970 – Daryl Beattie, Australian motorcycle rider
- 1970 – Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress and fashion designer
- 1970 – David Parland, Swedish guitarist (d. 2013)
- 1972 – Ras Kass, American rapper and producer
- 1972 – Shawn Stockman, American singer
- 1972 – Beto O'Rourke, Texas State Congressman
- 1973 – Marty Casey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1973 – Julienne Davis, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
- 1973 – Chris Small, Scottish snooker player and coach
- 1973 – Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper
- 1974 – Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
- 1974 – Gary Hall, Jr., American swimmer
- 1974 – Martin Müürsepp, Estonian basketball player and coach
- 1975 – Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer and violinist
- 1975 – Jake Paltrow, American director and screenwriter
- 1975 – Chiara Schoras, German actress
- 1976 – Michael Ballack, German footballer
- 1976 – Sami Vänskä, Finnish bass player
- 1977 – Kerem Özyeğen, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1977 – Aka Plu, Japanese comedian and actor
- 1978 – Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan runner
- 1979 – Jon Harley, English footballer
- 1979 – Simon Kirch, German sprinter
- 1979 – Naomichi Marufuji, Japanese wrestler
- 1979 – Fuifui Moimoi, Tongan-New Zealand rugby league player
- 1979 – Cameron Mooney, Australian footballer
- 1979 – Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast
- 1979 – Taavi Rõivas, Estonian politician, 16th Prime Minister of Estonia
- 1979 – Jacob Tierney, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
- 1980 – Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver
- 1980 – Brooks Orpik, American ice hockey player
- 1980 – Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1980 – Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1981 – Yao Beina, Chinese singer (d. 2015)
- 1981 – Christina Milian, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- 1981 – Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
- 1981 – Serena Williams, American tennis player
- 1981 – Kanako Urai, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1982 – Rob Burrow, English rugby player
- 1982 – Simon Picone, Italian rugby player
- 1982 – John Scott, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1982 – Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentinian footballer
- 1982 – Jon Richardson, English comedian and radio host
- 1983 – D'Qwell Jackson, American football player
- 1983 – Archimede Morleo, Italian footballer
- 1983 – Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer
- 1984 – Nev Schulman, American photographer, television host, and producer
- 1986 – Sean Doolittle, American baseball player
- 1987 – Rosanna Munter, Swedish singer-songwriter
- 1987 – Vladimir Niculescu, Romanian professional football player
- 1987 – Cyril Gautier, French road bicycle racer
- 1988 – Lilly Singh, YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian, writer and actress
- 1988 – James Blake, English singer-songwriter and producer
- 1988 – Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater
- 1988 – Mark Simpson, English clarinet player and composer
- 1989 – Chinami Suzuki, Japanese model, television host, and actress
- 1989 – Jonny Bairstow, English and Yorkshire Wicketkeeper/Batsman
- 1990 – Pavel Avdeyev, Russian footballer
- 1991 – Dan Preston, English footballer
- 1991 – Alma Jodorowsky, French actress, fashion model and singer
- 1991 – Réka Demeter, Hungarian football defender
- 1992 – Yoo Ara, South Korean singer and actress
- 1993 – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, American basketball player
- 1994 – Lucas Gafarot, Spanish footballer
- 1994 – Jack Conger, American swimmer
- 1995 – Miloš Veljković, Serbian footballer
- 2000 – Princess Salma bint Abdullah, Jordanian princess
- 800 – Berowulf, bishop of Würzburg
- 862 – Musa ibn Musa ibn Qasi, Muslim military leader (b. c. 790)
- 1241 – Fujiwara no Teika, Japanese poet
- 1290 – Margaret, Maid of Norway Queen of Scotland (b. 1283)
- 1313 – Gottfried von Hagenau, Alsatian theologian, medical doctor, and poet
- 1327 – Cecco d'Ascoli, Italian encyclopaedist, physician and poet (b. 1257)
- 1328 – Ibn Taymiya, Islamic scholar and philosopher of Harran (b. 1263)
- 1345 – William II, Count of Hainaut
- 1371 – Jovan Uglješa, Serbian despot
- 1413 – Stephen III, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1337)
- 1417 – Francesco Zabarella, Italian cardinal (b. 1360)
- 1468 – Juan de Torquemada, Spanish cardinal and theologian (b. 1388)
- 1536 – Didier de Saint-Jaille, 46th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller
- 1588 – Amias Paulet, Governor of Jersey (b. 1532)
- 1600 – Claude Le Jeune, French composer (b. 1530)
- 1620 – Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
- 1623 – Charles Grey, 7th Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (b. 1540)
- 1626 – Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese daimyō (b. 1554)
- 1716 – Antoine Parent, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1666)
- 1764 – Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (b. 1676)
- 1800 – William Billings, American composer and educator (b. 1746)
- 1802 – Jurij Vega, Slovene mathematician and physicist (b. 1754)
- 1820 – Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (b. 1734)
- 1868 – August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
- 1877 – Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)
- 1902 – Levi Strauss, German-American businessman, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (b. 1829)
- 1904 – Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese author and academic (b. 1850)
- 1904 – John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1848)
- 1922 – Charles Wade, Australian politician, 17th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1863)
- 1935 – Andy Adams, American author (b. 1859)
- 1935 – Iván Persa, Slovene-Hungarian priest and author (b. 1861)
- 1937 – Bessie Smith, American singer and actress (b. 1894)
- 1945 – Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1881)
- 1946 – William Strunk, Jr., American author and educator (b. 1869)
- 1947 – Hugh Lofting, English-American author and poet (b. 1886)
- 1951 – Sabiha Kasimati, Albanian ichthyologist executed with 20 others
- 1951 – Hans Cloos, German geologist and academic (b. 1885)
- 1952 – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher, novelist, and poet (b. 1863)
- 1953 – Xu Beihong, Chinese painter and educator (b. 1895)
- 1954 – Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
- 1957 – Arthur Powell Davies, American minister and author (b. 1902)
- 1959 – S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1899)
- 1959 – Leslie Morshead, Australian general (b. 1889)
- 1959 – Teodor Ussisoo, Estonian furniture designer and educator (b. 1878)
- 1965 – James Fitzmaurice, Irish soldier and pilot (b. 1898)
- 1968 – Ben Shlomo Lipman-Heilprin, Polish-Israeli neurologist and physician (b. 1902)
- 1968 – Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Quebec (b. 1915)
- 1968 – Władysław Kędra, Polish pianist (b. 1918)
- 1972 – Charles Correll, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1890)
- 1973 – Samuel Flagg Bemis, American historian and author (b. 1891)
- 1973 – Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1923)
- 1973 – Anna Magnani, Italian actress and singer (b. 1908)
- 1976 – Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
- 1977 – Uday Shankar, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1900)
- 1978 – Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
- 1979 – Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (b. 1910)
- 1982 – Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (b. 1902)
- 1984 – Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
- 1984 – John Facenda, American sportscaster (b. 1913)
- 1987 – Ramang, Indonesian footballer and manager (b. 1928)
- 1987 – Herbert Tichy, Austrian geologist, journalist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)
- 1988 – Branko Zebec, Yugoslav football player and coach (b. 1929)
- 1989 – Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1920)
- 1990 – Hiram Abas, Turkish intelligence officer (b. 1932)
- 1990 – Alberto Moravia, Italian author and critic (b. 1907)
- 1991 – Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (b. 1919)
- 1995 – Kalju Pitksaar, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
- 1996 – Nicu Ceaușescu, Romanian politician (b. 1951)
- 1998 – Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
- 1999 – Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
- 2000 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
- 2000 – Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1937)
- 2003 – Shawn Lane, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1963)
- 2003 – Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
- 2004 – Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder, model, and wrestler (b. 1969)
- 2005 – Helen Cresswell, English author and screenwriter (b. 1934)
- 2006 – Byron Nelson, American golfer and coach (b. 1912)
- 2006 – Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American wartime propaganda broadcaster (b. 1916)
- 2007 – Bill Wirtz, American businessman (b. 1929)
- 2008 – Marc Moulin, Belgian keyboard player, producer, and journalist (b. 1942)
- 2008 – Paul Newman, American actor, director, producer, and businessman (b. 1925)
- 2010 – Terry Newton, English rugby player (b. 1978)
- 2010 – Gloria Stuart, American actress (b. 1910)
- 2011 – Bob Cassilly, American sculptor, founded the City Museum (b. 1949)
- 2012 – M'el Dowd, American actress and singer (b. 1933)
- 2012 – Sylvia Fedoruk, Canadian physicist and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (b. 1927)
- 2012 – Eugene Genovese, American historian and author (b. 1930)
- 2012 – Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (b. 1929)
- 2013 – Azizan Abdul Razak, Malaysian politician, 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah (b. 1944)
- 2013 – Seánie Duggan, Irish hurler (b. 1922)
- 2013 – Mario Montez, Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1935)
- 2013 – Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor and director (b. 1929)
- 2014 – Jim Boeke, American football player and coach (b. 1938)
- 2014 – Sam Hall, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
- 2014 – Gerald Neugebauer, American astronomer and physicist (b. 1932)
- 2014 – Tamir Sapir, Georgian-American businessman (b. 1946)
- 2015 – Eudóxia Maria Froehlich, Brazilian zoologist (b. 1928)
- 2015 – Sidney Phillips, American soldier, physician, and author (b. 1924)
- 2015 – Ana Seneviratne, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (b. 1927)
Holidays and observances
- ^ Das, Bijoyeta. "BUILDING BRIDGES, BUILDING PEACE:The Life and Work of Claudette Werleigh of Haiti" (PDF). University of San Diego. p. 15.
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Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Born to a German mother and American father in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, he moved to the United States with his family in 1957. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He later achieved fame with his leading role on the hit television series Moonlighting (1985–89). He has since appeared in over 70 films and is widely regarded as an "action hero", due to his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013), and other such roles.
His credits also include Death Becomes Her (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Sin City (2005), Red (2010), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Expendables 2 (2012), Looper (2012), and as David Dunn in the Unbreakable film series: Unbreakable (2000), Split (2016) and Glass (2019). He made his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Misery in 2015. As a musician, Willis released his debut album, The Return of Bruno, in 1987. He has since released two more solo albums, in 1989 and 2001.
Willis is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two People's Choice Awards. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tribune Publishing. Founded in 1847, and formerly self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper" (for which WGN radio and television are named), it remains the most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region. It is the eighth-largest newspaper in the United States by circulation (and became the second-largest under Tribune's ownership after the Chicago Tribune's parent company purchased the Los Angeles Times).Traditionally published as a broadsheet, on January 13, 2009, the Tribune announced it would continue publishing as a broadsheet for home delivery, but would publish in tabloid format for newsstand, news box, and commuter station sales. This change, however, proved to be unpopular with readers and in August 2011, the Tribune discontinued the tabloid edition, returning to its traditional broadsheet edition through all distribution channels.The Tribune's masthead is notable for displaying the American flag, in reference to the paper's motto, "An American Paper for Americans". The motto is no longer displayed on the masthead, where it was placed below the flag. Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci (; born February 12, 1980) is an American actress and producer. She is known for playing unconventional characters with a dark edge. Ricci is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Satellite Award for Best Actress, as well as Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit Award nominations.
Ricci made her film debut at the age of nine in Mermaids (1990), which was followed by a breakout role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel. Subsequent appearances in Casper and Now and Then (both 1995) brought her fame as a "teen icon". At 17, she moved into adult-oriented roles with The Ice Storm (1997), which led to parts in films such as Buffalo '66, Pecker and The Opposite of Sex (all 1998). She garnered acclaim for her performances in Sleepy Hollow (1999) and Monster (2003). Her other credits include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Prozac Nation (2001), Pumpkin (2002), Anything Else (2003), Black Snake Moan (2006), Speed Racer (2008), and The Smurfs 2 (2013). Despite being known predominantly for her work in independent productions, Ricci has appeared in numerous box office hits—to date, her films have grossed in excess of US$1.4 billion.On television, Ricci appeared as Liza Bump in the final season of Ally McBeal (2002), and received acclaim for her guest role on Grey's Anatomy in 2006. She also starred as Maggie Ryan on the ABC series Pan Am (2011–12), and produced and starred in the series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015) and Z: The Beginning of Everything (2017). As well as voicing characters in several animated films, Ricci provided voices for the video games The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon and Speed Racer: The Videogame (both 2008). In 2010, she made her Broadway debut in Time Stands Still.
Ricci married James Heerdegen in October 2013 and gave birth to a son in August 2014. She is the national spokesperson for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Dan Bilzerian
Dan Brandon Bilzerian (born December 7, 1980) is an Armenian-American Internet personality and gambler who is mostly known for his lavish lifestyle. Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton (née Hall; born January 5, 1946) is an American film actress, director, and producer.
She is the recipient of various accolades including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achievement Award.
Keaton began her career on stage and made her screen debut in 1970. Her first major film role was as Kay Adams-Corleone in The Godfather (1972), but the films that shaped her early career were those with director and co-star Woody Allen, beginning with Play It Again, Sam in 1972. Her next two films with Allen, Sleeper (1973) and Love and Death (1975), established her as a comic actor. Her fourth, Annie Hall (1977), won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Keaton subsequently expanded her range, to avoid becoming typecast as her Annie Hall persona. She became an accomplished dramatic performer, starring in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and received Academy Award nominations for Reds (1981), Marvin's Room (1996) and Something's Gotta Give (2003).
Some of her popular later films include Baby Boom (1987), Father of the Bride (1991), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), The First Wives Club (1996), The Other Sister (2001), The Family Stone (2005) and Book Club (2018). In addition to acting, she is also a photographer, real estate developer, author, and singer. Evangeline Lilly
Nicole Evangeline Lilly (born August 3, 1979) is a Canadian actress. She gained fame for her role as the character Kate Austen in the ABC program Lost (2004–10); for this, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award and received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She is also known for her roles as Connie James in The Hurt Locker (2008), Bailey Tallet in Real Steel (2011), Tauriel in The Hobbit film series (2012–14), and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she starred as the superhero Hope van Dyne / Wasp in the films Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). GOOD Music
GOOD Music (a backronym of Getting Out Our Dreams) is an American record label founded by rapper Kanye West in 2004. In 2015, Pusha T was appointed the president of the label by West. Interscope Records
Interscope Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M imprint. It was founded in late 1990 by Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field as a $20 million joint venture with Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. At the time, it differed from most record companies by giving decision-making authority to its A&R staff and allowing artists and producers complete creative control. It had its first hit records less than a year after it was founded, and achieved profitability in 1993. Iovine served as chairman and CEO until May 2014, when he was succeeded by John Janick.In 1992, Interscope acquired the exclusive rights to market and distribute releases from the hardcore hip hop label Death Row, whose artists included 2Pac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, a decision which ultimately put the label at the center of the mid-1990s gangsta rap controversy. As a result, Time Warner, then-owner of Warner, severed ties with Interscope by selling its 50 percent stake back to Field and Iovine for $115 million in 1995. In 1996, 50% of the label was acquired for a reported $200 million by MCA Inc., later known as Universal Music Group.
Artists who have signed to Interscope include Eminem,
Ice Cube, The 1975, Madonna, Billie Eilish, BLACKPINK, Juice WRLD, Børns, Carly Rae Jepsen, Daya, Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, Imagine Dragons, Jamie N Commons, Kali Uchis, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Lil Mosey, Machine Gun Kelly, Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Rae Sremmurd, Selena Gomez, Skylar Grey, Tame Impala, U2, will.i.am, X Ambassadors, and Zedd. List of highest-grossing animated films
Included on the list are charts of the top box-office earners, a chart of high-grossing animated films by calendar year, a timeline showing the transition of the highest-grossing animated film record, and a chart of the highest-grossing animated film franchises and series. All charts are ranked by international theatrical box office performance where possible, excluding income derived from home video, broadcasting rights and merchandise.
Animated family films have performed consistently well at the box office, with Disney films enjoying lucrative re-releases prior to the home video era. Disney also enjoyed later success with its Pixar brand, of which Incredibles 2, Toy Story 3, the Finding Nemo films, and Inside Out have been the best performers; beyond Pixar animation, the Shrek, Ice Age, Madagascar and Despicable Me series have met with the most success. The Peter Pan, Jungle Book, Mickey Mouse, and Bambi series saw successful returns after lying dormant for decades. List of programs broadcast by Universal Kids
This is a list of programs that currently air and formerly aired on Universal Kids and under its former branding as Sprout. Matthew Perry
Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and playwright who gained worldwide recognition for his role as Chandler Bing on the NBC television sitcom Friends. which ran from 1994 to 2004. By 2002, due to the vast popularity of the sitcom, the cast, including Perry, were making $1 million per episode.
Along with starring in the short-lived television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Perry has appeared in a number of films, including Fools Rush In (1997), The Whole Nine Yards (2000), and 17 Again (2009). In 2010, he expanded his resume to include both video games and voice-over work when he voiced Benny in the video game Fallout: New Vegas.Perry was the co-creator, co-writer, executive producer, and star of the ABC sitcom Mr. Sunshine, which ran from February to April 2011. In August 2012, Perry began starring as Ryan King, a sportscaster, on the NBC sitcom Go On. The series was canceled on May 10, 2013. Perry co-developed and starred in the 2015 CBS sitcom The Odd Couple portraying Oscar Madison. The series was renewed for a second season on May 11, 2015 and for a third season on May 16, 2016. Meuse-Argonne Offensive
The Meuse-Argonne Offensive (also known as Battles of the Meuse-Argonne and the Meuse-Argonne Campaign) was a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front. It was fought from September 26, 1918 until the Armistice of November 11, 1918, a total of 47 days. The Meuse-Argonne Offensive was the largest in United States military history, involving 1.2 million American soldiers. It was one of a series of Allied attacks known as the Hundred Days Offensive, which brought the war to an end. The battle cost 28,000 German lives, 26,277 American lives and an unknown number of French lives.
It was the largest and bloodiest operation of World War I for the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) even if, given the scale of other battles on the Western Front, its size was limited and the operation itself secondary as it was far from the main offensive axis. It was the deadliest battle in American history. U.S. losses were exacerbated by the inexperience of many of the troops, the tactics used during the early phases of the operation and the widespread onset of the influenza outbreak called the "Spanish Flu". Meuse-Argonne was the principal engagement of the AEF during World War I. National Register of Historic Places listings in Chautauqua County, New York
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Chautauqua County, New York.
This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map.There are 45 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 2 National Historic Landmarks.
This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (; born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Johansson is the world's highest-paid actress, has made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She aspired to be an actress from a young age, and first appeared on stage in an Off-Broadway play as a child. Johansson made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North (1994), and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Manny & Lo (1996). She gained further recognition for her work in The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Ghost World (2001).
Johansson shifted to adult roles in 2003 with her performances in Lost in Translation, which won her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. She was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for these films, and for playing an estranged teenager in the drama A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), and a seductress in the psychological thriller Match Point (2005). Other films during this period, include the mystery thriller The Prestige (2006) and the comedy-drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). She also released two albums: Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008) and Break Up (2009), both of which charted on the Billboard 200.
In 2010, Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of A View from the Bridge, which won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress. Later that year, she began portraying Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She voiced an intelligent computer operating system in the 2013 comedy-drama Her, played an alien in the 2013 science fiction film Under the Skin and a woman with psychokinetic abilities in the 2014 science fiction action Lucy. She was the highest-grossing actress of 2016, and is also the highest-grossing actress of all time in North America in nominal dollar terms.
As a public figure, Johansson is a Hollywood sex symbol. She is a prominent celebrity brand endorser, and also supports various charities and causes. She has been married twice, to the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and the French businessman Romain Dauriac, with whom she has a daughter, from 2014 to 2017. The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas (also known as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy Halloween-Christmas film directed by Henry Selick, and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of "Halloween Town" who stumbles through a portal to "Christmas Town" and decides to celebrate the holiday. Danny Elfman wrote the songs and score, and provided the singing voice of Jack. The principal voice cast also includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, and Ed Ivory.
The Nightmare Before Christmas originated in a poem written by Burton in 1982 while he was working as an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation. With the success of Vincent in the same year, Burton began to consider developing The Nightmare Before Christmas as either a short film or 30-minute television special to no avail. Over the years, Burton's thoughts regularly returned to the project, and in 1990, he made a development deal with Walt Disney Studios. Production started in July 1991 in San Francisco; Disney released the film through Touchstone Pictures because the studio believed the film would be "too dark and scary for kids".The film was met with both critical and financial success, grossing over $76 million during its initial run. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, a first for an animated film. The film has since been reissued by Walt Disney Pictures, and was re-released annually in Disney Digital 3-D from 2006 until 2009, making it the first stop-motion animated feature to be entirely converted to 3D. This Is Us (TV series)
This Is Us is an American drama television series with tragic elements created by Dan Fogelman that premiered on NBC on September 20, 2016. The series follows the lives and families of two parents, and their three children, in several different time frames. It stars an ensemble cast featuring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Ron Cephas Jones, Jon Huertas, Alexandra Breckenridge, Niles Fitch, Logan Shroyer, Hannah Zeile, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Parker Bates, Lonnie Chavis, Eris Baker, and Faithe Herman. This Is Us is filmed in Los Angeles.The series has been nominated for Best Television Series – Drama at the 74th Golden Globe Awards and Best Drama Series at the 7th Critics' Choice Awards, as well as being chosen as a Top Television Program by the American Film Institute. Sterling K. Brown has received an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Critics' Choice Award, and an NAACP Image Award for his acting in the series. Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress. In 2017, the series received ten Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, with Brown winning for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
On September 27, 2016, NBC picked up the series for a full season of 18 episodes. In January 2017, NBC renewed the series for two additional seasons of 18 episodes each. The second season premiered on September 26, 2017. The third season premiered on September 25, 2018.As the series progresses the tragic aspect of the series has grown more prominent which is something the writers themselves have acknowledged. Vlog
A video blog or video log, usually shortened to vlog , is a form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web television. Vlog entries often combine embedded video (or a video link) with supporting text, images, and other metadata. Entries can be recorded in one take or cut into multiple parts. Vlog category is popular on the video-sharing platform YouTube.
Video logs (vlogs) also often take advantage of web syndication to allow for the distribution of video over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for automatic aggregation and playback on mobile devices and personal computers (see video podcast). Weezer
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992. Since 2001, the band has consisted of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals).
After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, Weezer released their debut self-titled album, also known as the "Blue Album", in 1994. Backed by successful music videos for the singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone – The Sweater Song", and "Say It Ain't So", the Blue Album became a 3x platinum success. Their second album, Pinkerton (1996), featuring a darker, more abrasive sound, was a commercial failure and initially received mixed reviews, but went on to achieve cult status and critical acclaim years later. Both the Blue Album and Pinkerton are now frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s. Following the tour for Pinkerton, bassist Matt Sharp left the band and Weezer went on hiatus.
In 2001, Weezer returned with another self-titled album, known as the "Green Album", with new bassist Mikey Welsh. With a more pop sound, and promoted by singles "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun", the album was a commercial success and received mostly positive reviews. After the Green Album tour, Welsh left the band and was replaced by current bassist Scott Shriner. Weezer's fourth album, Maladroit (2002), achieved mostly positive reviews, but weaker sales. Make Believe (2005) received mixed reviews, but its single "Beverly Hills" became Weezer's first single to top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and the first to reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2008, Weezer released a third self-titled album, known as the "Red Album", featuring "TR-808s, synths, Southern rap, and baroque counterpoint". Its lead single, "Pork and Beans", became the band's third song to top the Modern Rock Tracks chart, backed by a successful Grammy-winning YouTube music video. Raditude (2009) and Hurley (2010) featured more "modern pop production" and songs co-written with other artists, achieved further mixed reviews and moderate sales. The band's ninth and tenth albums, Everything Will Be Alright in the End (2014) and the band's fourth self-titled album, known as the "White Album" (2016), returned to a rock style and achieved more positive reviews. Their eleventh album, Pacific Daydream (2017), featured a more mainstream pop sound.The band released a surprise fifth self-titled album, known as the "Teal Album", on January 24, 2019, which features only cover songs. Their sixth self-titled album, known as the "Black Album", was released on March 1, 2019. Weezer has sold 10.2 million albums in the US and over 35 million worldwide.
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