Famous Deaths on September 11

  • 1161 Queen Melisende of Jerusalem (b. 1105)
  • 1185 Stephanus Hagiochristophorites, Byzantine courtier
  • 1297 Hugh de Cressingham, English treasurer, dies in battle
  • 1298 Philip of Artois, French soldier (b. 1269)
  • 1349 Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (b. 1315)
  • 1599 Cornelis de Houtman, navigator (1st Dutch trip to Java), murder at 35
  • 1599 Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman executed for planned fratricide (b. 1577)
  • 1630 John de White, calvinist/banker to Prague, commits suicide
  • 1646 Johann Stobaeus, composer, dies at 66
  • 1677 James Harrington, English political philosopher (b. 1611)
  • 1680 Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (b. 1596)
  • 1680 Roger Crab, English Puritan political writer (b. 1621)
  • 1709 Oxenstiern, Dutch general, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet
  • 1709 Spaar, Dutch General, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet
  • 1712 Giovanni D Cassini, French astronomer, dies
  • 1713 John Foot, lawyer, dies at 65
  • 1721 Rudolph J Camerarius, German physician (sexuality plans), dies
  • 1733 Francois Couperin, French composer (Le Grand), dies at 64
  • 1760 Louis Godin, French astronomer (b. 1704)
  • 1789 Luca Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 55
  • 1822 Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor (b. 1777)
  • 1823 David Ricardo, economist (b. 1772)
  • 1843 Joseph Nicollet, mathematician and explorer (b. 1786)
  • 1848 Henri-Philippe Gerard, composer, dies at 87
  • 1851 Sylvester Graham, American nutritionist and minister (Graham cracker) (b. 1794)
  • 1858 Alexander L'vovich Gurilyov, composer, dies at 55
  • 1865 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general (b. 1806)
  • 1870 Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46
  • 1888 Domingo F Sarmiento, President of Argentina (1868-74), dies at 77
  • 1892 Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, French composer (Les trois couleurs), dies at 84
  • 1896 Francis James Child, American ballad collector (b. 1825)
  • 1898 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer, dies at 74
  • 1911 Louis Henri Boussenard, French novelist (b. 1847)
  • 1915 William Sprague IV, American politician (b. 1830)
  • 1915 William Cornelius Van Horne, American railway executive (b. 1843)
  • 1917 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22
  • 1921 Subramanya Bharathy, Tamil poet (b. 1882)
  • 1922 Louis Coerne, composer, dies at 52
  • 1924 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer, dies at 57
  • 1926 Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (b. 1875)
  • 1931 Salvatore Maranzano, American crime boss (b. 1868)
  • 1932 Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura, Polish pilots (Żwirko b. 1895 Wigura b. 1901)
  • 1946 Arthur van Schendel, writer (Holland Drama), dies at 72)
  • 1948 Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies
  • 1948 Mohammed Ali Jinnah, 1st governor of Pakistan (1947-48), dies at 71
  • 1949 Henri Rabaud, French composer/conductor (L'ete), dies at 75
  • 1950 John C Smuts, co-found British RAF/South African PM (1919..48), dies at 80
  • 1950 S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies
  • 1954 Licinio Refice, composer, dies at 69

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1956 Billy Bishop, Canadian pilot in World War I (b. 1894)

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • 1957 Petar Stojanovic, composer, dies at 80
  • 1958 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • 1958 Robert W. Service, Scottish-born Canadian poet (b. 1874)
  • 1958 Camillien Houde, French Canadian politician (b. 1889)
  • 1959 Paul Douglas, actor (Adventure Theater), dies at 52
  • 1965 Ralph C. Smedley, Founder of Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
  • 1966 Charlie Cantor, actor (Artie-Ray Bolger Show), dies at 68
  • 1966 C. E. Woolman, American airline magnate (b. 1889)
  • 1967 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (b. 1904)
  • 1968 René Cogny, French General (b. 1904)
  • 1970 Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69

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1971 Nikita Khrushchev, dies of a heart attack at 77

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1971 Percy Helton, actor (Homer-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 77
  • 1972 Max Fleischer, American animator (b. 1883)
  • 1973 Salvador Allende Gossens, president Chile (1970-73), dies at 65
  • 1973 Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
  • 1974 Víctor Olea Alegría, Chilean Socialist Party member
  • 1976 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), dies at 93
  • 1977 Don Blackman, actor (Old Man & Sea, Desert Legion), dies at 65
  • 1977 Leonard Carey, actor (Laughter), dies at 90
  • 1978 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (b. 1895)
  • 1978 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (b. 1929)
  • 1978 Janet Parker, medical photographer (b. c. 1938)
  • 1978 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish F1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 1980 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer, dies at 80
  • 1981 Frank McHugh, actor (Dawn Patrol, Going My Way), dies at 83
  • 1982 Albert Soboult, French historian, dies at 68
  • 1984 Hilding Hallnas, composer, dies at 81
  • 1984 Jerry Voorhis, American politician (b. 1901)
  • 1985 William Alwyn, composer, dies at 79
  • 1985 Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler (b. 1945)
  • 1987 Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), dies at 72
  • 1987 Peter Tosh, reggae singer shot dead in Jamacia at 42
  • 1988 George Alpert, railroad executive, dies at 90
  • 1988 Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968), dies at 77
  • 1988 John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1990 Ben Frank, actor (Don't Answer the Phone), dies of heart attack at 56
  • 1990 Myrna Mack, Guatemalan anthropologist (b. 1949)
  • 1991 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • 1992 Erik Terpstra, director (Versier de leegte, De ander, Daniel), dies
  • 1992 Frank Singuineau, actor (Firepower, Pressure, Mummy), dies
  • 1992 Paul Storken, Dutch priest (Away Backing), dies
  • 1993 Antoine Izmery, Haitian businessman/advisor to pres Aristide, murdered
  • 1993 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, dies at 81
  • 1994 Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist, dies at 82
  • 1994 Jessica Tandy, actress (Driving Miss Daisy), dies of cancer at 85
  • 1994 Sara Taylor, mother of Elizabeth, dies at 62
  • 1994 William Obanheim, actor (Officer Obie-Alice's Restaurant), dies at 69
  • 1995 Charles William Hutton, architect, dies at 90
  • 1995 Jerome Theisen, benedioctine, dies at 64
  • 1995 Keith Odor, racing Driver, dies at 33
  • 1995 Anita Harding, neurologist (b. 1952)
  • 1996 Guido Aristarco, film critic, dies at 77
  • 1996 JoAnne Dru, actress (Sylvia, Drango), dies of lymphedema at 73
  • 1996 Peter Phillips, printer, dies at 61
  • 1997 Camille Henry, National Hockey League player (b. 1933)
  • 1997 Hannah Weiner American experimental poet (b. 1928)
  • 1998 Dane Clark, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1999 Belkis Ayón, Cuban artist (b. 1967)
  • 1999 Gonzalo Rodriguez, Uruguayan auto racing driver (b. 1972)
  • 2001 Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
  • 2001 Marwan Al-Shehhi, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1978)
  • 2001 David Angell, American sitcom creator (b. 1946)
  • 2001 Mohamed Atta, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1968)
  • 2001 Garnet Bailey, Canadian hockey player and scout (b. 1948)

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2001 Todd Beamer, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1968)

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • 2001 Berry Berenson, widow of Anthony Perkins (b. 1948)
  • 2001 Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)
  • 2001 Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
  • 2001 Peter J. Ganci, Jr., Chief of Department, FDNY (b. 1946)
  • 2001 Hani Hanjour, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1972)
  • 2001 Ziad Jarrah, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1975)
  • 2001 Father Mychal F. Judge, Chaplain, FDNY (b. 1933)
  • 2001 Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
  • 2001 John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
  • 2001 John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
  • 2001 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
  • 2001 Daniel M. Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)
  • 2002 Kim Hunter, American actress (b. 1922)

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2002 Johnny Unitas, American football player, dies of a heart attack at 69

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • 2003 Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1957)
  • 2003 John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 2004 Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (b. 1949)
  • 2004 Fred Ebb, American lyricist (b. 1933)
  • 2004 David Mann, U.S. artist (b. 1939)
  • 2005 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (b. 1923)
  • 2006 William Auld, Scottish poet, writer and supporter of Esperanto (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Pat Corley, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Joachim Fest, German journalist and author (b. 1926)
  • 2006 Johannes Bob van Benthem, Dutch lawyer (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Ian Porterfield, Manager of Armenia National Football Club (b. 1946)
  • 2007 Gene Savoy, American author and cleric (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Joe Zawinul, Austrian musician (b. 1932)
  • 2009 Gertrude Baines, world's oldest living person (b. 1894)
  • 2011 Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor (Spartacus), dies of cancer at 39
  • 2011 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
  • 2011 Ralph Gubbins, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 2011 Anjali Gupta, Indian Air Force officer (b. 1975)
  • 2012 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2014 Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), dies at 83
  • 2016 Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), dies at 47