Famous Deaths in September 1979

  • Sep 1 Doris Kenyon, silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81
  • Sep 2 Felix Aylmer, actor (Quartet, Hamlet, Dreaming Lips), dies at 90
  • Sep 2 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)
  • Sep 4 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76
  • Sep 4 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • Sep 5 Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (b. 1884)
  • Sep 6 Ronald Binge, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 9 Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 10 Agostinho Neto, poet/1st President of Angola, dies at 56
  • Sep 10 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer, dies at 99
  • Sep 12 Denis Smith, cricketer (England left-handed batsman 1935), dies
  • Sep 14 Raymond Loucheur, composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Tommy Leonetti, singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
  • Sep 16 Nur Mohammed Taraki, president of Afghanistan (1978-79), killed
  • Sep 17 Miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 18 Gene Kelly, sportscaster (Sportsreel), dies at 60
  • Sep 20 Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician, dies at 83
  • Sep 21 John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73
  • Sep 23 Catherine Lacey, actress (October Man, Carnival), dies at 75
  • Sep 25 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete and actor (b. 1915)
  • Sep 26 Arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68
  • Sep 26 John Cromwell, actor/director (Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
  • Sep 26 Seymour Shifrin, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 27 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26