Famous Deaths on September 18

  • 31 Sejanus, Roman head of praetorian guard, executed

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96 Domitian, Roman emperor, assassinated

Roman Emperor Domitian
Roman Emperor
Domitian
  • 887 Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle)
  • 993 Arnulf vanf Gent, Westfries earl (988-93), dies in battle
  • 1137 Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], king of Denmark (1134-37), murdered
  • 1180 Louis VII, King of France, dies
  • 1261 Koenraad van Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne, dies
  • 1426 Hubert [Huybrecht] van Eyck, painter, dies
  • 1598 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
  • 1630 Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
  • 1663 St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
  • 1675 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
  • 1684 Jan A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Ystroom), dies at 37
  • 1721 Matthew Prior, poet/diplomat, dies
  • 1722 André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1735 Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator), dies at 51
  • 1775 Andrew Foulis, bookseller/printer, dies

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1783 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (Euler's Constant), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 76

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Mathematician
Leonhard Euler
  • 1783 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718)
  • 1792 Gottlieb August Spangenberg, founder (Moravian Church in Amer), dies
  • 1797 Louis-Lazare Hoche, French revolutionary general, dies
  • 1806 Patrick Cotter O'Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)
  • 1818 Olaf Swaertz, botanist, dies
  • 1827 Robert Pollok, poet, dies
  • 1830 William Hazlitt, critic/essayist, dies
  • 1831 Peter Hansel, composer, dies at 60
  • 1857 Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer, dies at 72
  • 1860 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazilians poet (Primaveras), dies
  • 1860 Joseph Locke, railway engineer, dies
  • 1872 Charles XV Louis E, king of Sweden/Norway (1859-72), dies
  • 1890 Dion Boucicault, Irish/US actor/playwright (Octoroon), dies at 67
  • 1891 William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • 1896 Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies
  • 1903 Isidor Vorobchievici, composer, dies at 67
  • 1903 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1904 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto, dies
  • 1905 George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80
  • 1911 Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49
  • 1918 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer, dies at 33
  • 1924 Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism), dies
  • 1929 Hermann Gradener, composer, dies at 85
  • 1931 Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c. 1806)
  • 1934 Marie Shotwell, actress (Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 54
  • 1939 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1939 Gwen John, Welsh painter, dies at 63
  • 1944 Anthony Stefanich, British boxer/captain, killed in Arnhem
  • 1944 Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (1933-39), dies at 75
  • 1944 Hubert Ahaus, chaplin (Godsrijk), dies at 67
  • 1944 Peter Waddy, British major 1st Para Brigade, dies in battle in Arnhem
  • 1944 Robert Cole, US lt-colonel, dies in battle at Best
  • 1945 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897)
  • 1949 Frank Morgan, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies at 59
  • 1951 John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies
  • 1952 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Dreamy), dies
  • 1953 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
  • 1956 Adélard Godbout, premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
  • 1960 A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies
  • 1961 Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), dies in an air crash over Congo at 56
  • 1962 Therese Neumann, German stigma, dies at 64
  • 1964 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
  • 1964 Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • 1966 Fernand Lamy, composer, dies at 85
  • 1966 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, dies at 57
  • 1967 John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1968 Franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63
  • 1968 Francis McDonald, actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77
  • 1968 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 65
  • 1969 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer, dies at 66

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1970 Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1973 Nora Nicholson, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80
  • 1974 Edna Best, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape), dies at 74
  • 1975 Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett, Night Digger), dies at 58
  • 1977 Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
  • 1979 Gene Kelly, sportscaster (Sportsreel), dies at 60
  • 1980 K A Porter, writer, dies at 90
  • 1994 Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies at 44
  • 1995 Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic, dies at 73
  • 1995 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London), dies at 64
  • 1995 Lesley Sunderland, decorative artist, dies at 47
  • 1995 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • 1997 Harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87
  • 1997 Jimmy Witherspoon, singer, dies at 65
  • 2001 Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2002 Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)
  • 2002 Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
  • 2003 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
  • 2004 Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
  • 2004 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), dies at 82
  • 2005 Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
  • 2006 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965)
  • 2012 Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77

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2012 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 2013 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 70
  • 2013 Richard C Sarafian, American actor/director, dies from complications from pneumonia at 83