Famous Deaths in September 2006

  • Sep 1 Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
  • Sep 1 Bob O'Connor, mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (b. 1944)
  • Sep 1 Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
  • Sep 1 Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
  • Sep 2 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52) and congressman, dies of cancer at 75
  • Sep 2 Willi Ninja, dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)
  • Sep 4 Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)

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Sep 4 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), attacked and killed by a stingray at 44

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • Sep 4 Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
  • Sep 4 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
  • Sep 8 Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)
  • Sep 8 Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver (b. 1945)
  • Sep 8 Frank Middlemass, actor (b. 1919)
  • Sep 8 Erk Russell, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • Sep 8 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, dies at 78
  • Sep 9 Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • Sep 9 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)
  • Sep 9 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (b. 1930)
  • Sep 9 Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  • Sep 10 Patty Berg, American golf player (b. 1918)
  • Sep 10 King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (b. 1918)
  • Sep 11 William Auld, Scottish poet, writer and supporter of Esperanto (b. 1924)
  • Sep 11 Pat Corley, American actor (b. 1930)
  • Sep 11 Joachim Fest, German journalist and author (b. 1926)
  • Sep 11 Johannes Bob van Benthem, Dutch lawyer (b. 1921)
  • Sep 13 Ann Richards, 46th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)
  • Sep 14 Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian actor and bodybuilder (b. 1926)
  • Sep 14 Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)
  • Sep 15 Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)
  • Sep 15 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer (b. 1929)
  • Sep 15 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (b. 1987)
  • Sep 16 Rob Levin, creator of Freenode (b. 1955)
  • Sep 16 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • Sep 17 Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)
  • Sep 18 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
  • Sep 19 Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
  • Sep 19 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (b. 1950)
  • Sep 19 Chuck Rio, American singer and saxophonist (The Champs) (b. 1929)
  • Sep 19 Hugh Kawharu, New Zealander Ngāti Whātua Māori chief (b. 1927)
  • Sep 19 Martha Holmes, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Sep 20 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
  • Sep 20 John W. Peterson, American songwriter (b. 1921)
  • Sep 21 Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
  • Sep 22 Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • Sep 22 Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
  • Sep 23 Sir Malcolm Arnold, English composer and professional trumpeter (b. 1921)
  • Sep 23 Etta Baker, American blues guitarist, dies at 93
  • Sep 25 Jeff Cooper, American firearms expert (b. 1920)
  • Sep 25 John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)

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Sep 25 Sofia Muratova, Russian Olympic gold winning Gymnast, dies at 77

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Sep 26 Byron Nelson, American PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945), dies at 94

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Sep 26 Iva Toguri D'Aquino, alleged Tokyo Rose (b. 1916)
  • Sep 29 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL (posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor), killed in Iraq at 25
  • Sep 29 Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer (b. 1976)
  • Sep 29 Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • Sep 29 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • Sep 29 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1915)