Famous Deaths in September 1977

  • Sep 1 Ethel Waters, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
  • Sep 4 Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
  • Sep 4 E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • Sep 4 Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
  • Sep 5 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant (b. 1897)
  • Sep 6 Guido Pannain, composer, dies at 85
  • Sep 6 Paul Burkhard, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 7 Gustave Reese, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 8 Zero [Samuel J] Mostel, US actor (Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 62
  • Sep 9 John Breeden, actor (Madame Racketeer, Salute), dies at 73
  • Sep 10 Hamida Djandoubi, Tunisian convicted murderer who was the last person to be executed in Western Europe, is beheaded in Marseille by guillotine at 28
  • Sep 11 Don Blackman, actor (Old Man & Sea, Desert Legion), dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Leonard Carey, actor (Laughter), dies at 90
  • Sep 12 Robert Lowell, US poet/pacifist (Near the Ocean), dies at 60)
  • Sep 12 Steven Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies in police custody at 30
  • Sep 13 Arthur Fagg, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1936-39/umpire), dies
  • Sep 13 Leopold Stokowski, symphonic conductors, dies in England, at 95
  • Sep 16 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
  • Sep 16 Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
  • Sep 18 Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
  • Sep 25 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78
  • Sep 29 Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78