He was the only US Army Chief of Staff to die in office.
- Creighton Abrams
- Tasker H. Bliss
- Maxwell D. Taylor
- Earle G. Wheeler
Today in History: Born on September 20
Lord James Dewar, physician who invented the vacuum flask and cordite, the first smokeless powder.
Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
Ferdinand La Menthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
Arnold "Red" Auerbach, second most wins basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.
Jay Ward, creator and producer of animated TV cartoons (Rocky & His Friends, renamed The Bullwinkle Show; George of the Jungle).
Sofia Loren (Sofia Scicolone), first actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for a performance in a non-English language film (Two Women); received Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements (1995).
Dale Chihuly, sculptor known for his unique creations in blown glass.
Kristen Johnston, actress; won two Emmy Awards as Sally Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun TV series.