Famous Deaths in September 1978

  • 1st Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33
  • 6th Jan Berger, Dutch politician, dies at 59
  • 6th Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931)

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7th Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug overdose at 31

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  • 8th Pancho Vladigerov, composer, dies at 79
  • 9th Jack L Warner, US movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)
  • 9th Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  • 10th Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)
  • 11th Mike Gazella, American baseball player (b. 1895)
  • 11th Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (b. 1929)
  • 11th Janet Parker, medical photographer (b. c. 1938)
  • 11th Ronnie Peterson, Swedish F1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 12th Frank Ferguson, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal), dies at 69
  • 15th Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft builder, dies at 80
  • 15th Robert Cliche, French Canadian politician and judge (b. 1921)
  • 19th Rolf Gunther, East German priest, self imolation
  • 19th √Čtienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian (b. 1884)
  • 22nd Lina Carstens, actress (Homeland, Broken Jug), dies at 85
  • 23rd Jay Adler, actor (Macon County Line, Illegal, Big Combo), dies at 79
  • 23rd Lyman Bostock, outfielder (Angels), shot & killed at 27
  • 24th Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
  • 25th Claire Adams, actress (Legally Dead, End of the Road), dies at 80
  • 26th Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • 28th Pope John Paul I [Albino Luciani], 263rd Roman Catholic Pope, dies after 33 days as pope at 65
  • 30th Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75