Famous Deaths in September 1970

  • Sep 1 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • Sep 2 Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show), dies at 64
  • Sep 2 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
  • Sep 3 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28

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Sep 3 Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington, D.C. at 57

  • Sep 4 James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
  • Sep 6 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • Sep 8 Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)

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Sep 10 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins) dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Sep 11 Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
  • Sep 14 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79

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Sep 18 Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies from asphyxiation at 27

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Sep 19 Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies
  • Sep 21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, Dutch architect (Wibautstrat tax office, Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • Sep 23 Bourvil, French actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • Sep 25 Efim Golishev, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 25 Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
  • Sep 25 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), dies at 72
  • Sep 28 Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt President (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Sep 28 John Roderigo Dos Passos, American writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
  • Sep 29 Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Patrick Aherne, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69