Famous Deaths in September 1985

  • Sep 1 Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  • Sep 1 Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • Sep 2 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star, dies at 64
  • Sep 2 Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 3 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, dies at 73
  • Sep 3 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, dies at 58
  • Sep 4 George O'Brien, actor (Daniel Boone, Salute), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Sep 4 Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93
  • Sep 6 Jane Frazee, singer/actress (Alice-Beulah), dies at 67 of pneumonia
  • Sep 6 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
  • Sep 6 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 8 John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)
  • Sep 8 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • Sep 10 Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
  • Sep 10 Ernest Julius Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos, dies at 91
  • Sep 11 William Alwyn, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 11 Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler (b. 1945)
  • Sep 13 Dane Rudhyar, composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 17 Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, dies by falling down the stairs of her daughter's home at 60
  • Sep 19 Italo Calvino, sci-fi author (T-Zero, Mr Palomar), dies at 61
  • Sep 21 Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
  • Sep 22 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73
  • Sep 23 Mickey Simpson, actor (Wagonmaster), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Sep 25 Albert Moeschinger, composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 25 William Cumming Rose, American Biochemist, dies at 98
  • Sep 27 Lloyd Nolan, actor (Dr Chegley-Julia), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Sep 30 Charles F Richter, US seismologist (scale of R), dies at 85
  • Sep 30 Heleb MacInnes, US spy writer (Affiliate in place), dies at 77

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Sep 30 Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64