Famous Deaths in September 1973

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Sep 2 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Sep 2 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • Sep 5 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • Sep 6 William H Harris, composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • Sep 9 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • Sep 11 Salvador Allende Gossens, president Chile (1970-73), dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
  • Sep 12 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 12 Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86
  • Sep 13 Betty Field, actress (Kings Row), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 60
  • Sep 15 Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
  • Sep 15 Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941)
  • Sep 16 Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
  • Sep 16 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist, dies at 74
  • Sep 17 Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 18 Nora Nicholson, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Gram Parsons, rocker (Byrds), dies of OD at 26
  • Sep 19 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot,The Rebel Set), dies of hepatitis at 75
  • Sep 20 Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist, dies
  • Sep 20 Glenn Strange, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Sep 20 Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30
  • Sep 21 Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39
  • Sep 21 William CF Plomer, South African libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 A S Neill, British headmaster, dies at 89
  • Sep 23 Manuel Borguno, composer, dies at 87

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Sep 23 Pablo Neruda, [N R R Basoalto], poet (100 Love Sonnets), dies at 69

  • Sep 26 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81
  • Sep 28 Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Norma Crane, actress (Rayola-Mr Peepers), dies of cancer at 44
  • Sep 28 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • Sep 29 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
  • Sep 30 Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)