Famous Deaths on September 26

  • 1023 Godfried I, duke of Neth-Lutherans, dies
  • 1342 John I, ruler of Poland, dies
  • 1345 Willem IV, earl of Henegouwen/Holland/Zealand, dies at about 27
  • 1371 Vlkasin, Hungarian general/co-king of Serbia, dies
  • 1417 Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (b. 1360)
  • 1468 Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
  • 1614 Felice Anerio, Italian composer (pontifical royal chapel), dies
  • 1620 Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
  • 1626 Lancelot Andrewes, English theologist/bishop of Winchester, dies at 71
  • 1626 Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior (b. 1554)
  • 1657 Hadji Chalfa/Katib Tsjelebi, Turkish geographer, dies at 48
  • 1716 Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)
  • 1763 John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
  • 1764 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (b. 1767)
  • 1788 Francois Bainville, composer, dies at 63
  • 1800 William Billings, American hymn composer (Rose of Sharon), dies at 53
  • 1802 Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician and military officer (b. 1754)
  • 1808 Pavel Vranicky, composer, dies at 51

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1820 Daniel Boone, frontiersman, dies in Missouri at 85

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone
  • 1866 Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72
  • 1868 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
  • 1871 Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter, composer, dies at 78
  • 1877 Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)

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1902 Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer, dies at 73

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 1904 Lafcadio Hearn, author (Soul of the Great Ball), dies at 54
  • 1904 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  • 1935 Andy Adams, US writer (Cattle fire), dies at 76
  • 1936 Harriet Monroe, US poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75
  • 1937 Bessie Smith, singer, dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • 1940 Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48
  • 1944 Ernst Isler, Swiss organist ad critic, dies at 64
  • 1944 Julien Cahn, cricketer (private cricket promoter during 30's), dies
  • 1945 Béla Bartok, Hungarian pianist and composer (Concerto for Orchestra), dies at 64
  • 1945 R Beer-Hofmann, writer, dies at 78
  • 1947 Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61
  • 1951 Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
  • 1952 George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • 1953 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (b. 1895)
  • 1954 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
  • 1956 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78
  • 1958 Carl Brisson, actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho), dies at 64
  • 1959 Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
  • 1960 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • 1961 Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81
  • 1961 Juanita Hansen, actress (Fast Company), dies of heart ailment at 67
  • 1964 Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79
  • 1964 Ida Moore, actress (Mr Music, Johnny Belinda), dies at 82
  • 1965 Otto Nothling, cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies
  • 1965 James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)
  • 1966 Helen Kane, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1968 Daniel Johnson, Sr., French-Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • 1971 Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68
  • 1972 Charles J Correll, actor/voice (Calvin & the Colonel), dies at 82
  • 1973 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81

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1973 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle, Wild is the Wind), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65

Actress Anna Magnani
Actress
Anna Magnani
  • 1976 Lavoslav Ružička, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1978 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1979 Arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68
  • 1979 John Cromwell, actor/director (Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
  • 1979 Seymour Shifrin, composer, dies at 53
  • 1982 Alec Hurwood, cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies
  • 1983 Tino Rossi, French singer and actor, dies at 76
  • 1984 Walter Pidgeon, actor (Forbidden Planet), dies of strokes at 87
  • 1984 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
  • 1986 Hugh Franklin, American soap opera actor (b. 1916)
  • 1989 Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome
  • 1989 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, dies at 80
  • 1990 Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), dies at 82
  • 1991 Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1992 Ralph Manheim, translator (Mein Kampf), dies at 85
  • 1993 James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82
  • 1994 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • 1994 Maurice Ashley, historian, dies at 87
  • 1994 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi, dies at 22
  • 1996 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75
  • 1996 George Henderson, priest/politician, dies at 74
  • 1996 Mark Frankel, actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), dies on motorcycle at 34
  • 1998 Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 1999 Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 2000 Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2000 Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
  • 2003 Robert Palmer, English singer (b. 1949)
  • 2003 Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  • 2004 Marianna Komlos, professional wrestling valet (b. 1969)
  • 2005 Helen Cresswell, British author

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2006 Byron Nelson, American PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945), dies at 94

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 2006 Iva Toguri D'Aquino, alleged Tokyo Rose (b. 1916)
  • 2007 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (b. 1913)
  • 2007 Bill Wirtz, American sports team owner (b. 1929)

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2008 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and popcorn mogul (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 2008 Marc Moulin, Belgian musician and journalist (b. 1942)

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2010 Gloria Stuart, American actress dies from respiratory failure at 100

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • 2011 Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)
  • 2012 Johnny Lewis, American actor, dies from injuries from a fall at 28