Famous Deaths in September 1947

  • Sep 1 Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement (b. 1861)
  • Sep 6 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer, dies at 76
  • Sep 12 Harry Rowe Shelley, composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 20 Fiorello H La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies
  • Sep 21 Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 Nikola Petkov, leader of Bulgaria Boer party, hanged
  • Sep 26 Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61
  • Sep 28 Francisco Santiago, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 28 William B Davidson, dies