Famous Deaths on September 29

  • 855 Lotharius I, Romanian-French emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun), dies
  • 1364 Charles, Duke of Brittany
  • 1530 Andrea del Sato, [d'Agnolo di Franceszo], Italian painter, dies at 44
  • 1560 Gustaaf I, king of Sweden (1523-60), dies
  • 1575 Charles de Boisot, water beggar, dies in battle at about 45
  • 1598 Floris I van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg, dies at about 61
  • 1619 Hans Lippershey, credited inventor of the telescope, buried aged 48 or 49
  • 1637 Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint
  • 1642 René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)
  • 1703 Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (b. 1610)
  • 1800 Michael Denis, Austrian poet (b. 1729)
  • 1804 Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
  • 1833 Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain, dies
  • 1862 William "Bull" Nelson, Union general-major, murdered at 38
  • 1864 Hiram Burnham, US Union-colonel (Chancellorsville), dies in battle
  • 1887 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (b. 1810)
  • 1889 Louis Faidherbe, French general (b. 1818)
  • 1900 Samuel Fenton Cary, congressman, prohibitionist (b. 1814)
  • 1902 Iosif Ivanovici, composer, dies
  • 1902 William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
  • 1904 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies
  • 1908 Joaquim M Machado de Assis, Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69
  • 1910 Winslow Homer, painter (Prout's Neck), dies
  • 1913 Rudolph C K Diesel, German constructer (Diesel Motor), dies at 55
  • 1914 Jean Bouin, French marathoner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies in battle
  • 1915 Luther Orlando Emerson, composer, dies at 95
  • 1915 Rudi Stephan, composer, dies at 28
  • 1925 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • 1925 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74
  • 1927 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist (Nobel-1924), dies at 67
  • 1927 Arthur Achleitner, German writer (b. 1858)
  • 1928 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor, dies of a car accident at 29
  • 1928 Steinitz, mathematician, dies
  • 1929 Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron/general/premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • 1930 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • 1933 Margaret Talmadge, dies
  • 1937 Ray Ewry, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08), dies at 63
  • 1939 Dickstein, mathematician, dies
  • 1941 Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
  • 1950 Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer, dies
  • 1951 Bradley Barker, American silent actor and film director, dies at 68
  • 1951 Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (b. 1864)
  • 1952 John Cobb, British racing driver (b. 1899)
  • 1958 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer, dies at 65
  • 1959 Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
  • 1959 Harold Huber, actor (I Cover Times Square), dies at 49
  • 1960 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • 1961 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63
  • 1962 Patrick Corry, developed self-rotating rock drill, dies in the Bronx
  • 1964 Robert Burton, actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row), dies at 69
  • 1966 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75
  • 1967 Carson McCullers, US author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50
  • 1967 Ludwig Donath, actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco), dies of leukemia at 67
  • 1970 Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • 1973 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
  • 1974 John Smallenbroek, Dutch Internal minister, dies at 72
  • 1975 Casey Stengel, NY Yankee manager (1949-60), dies in Glendale at 85
  • 1977 Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78
  • 1981 Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (b. 1913)
  • 1982 H C Slinger Nitschke, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies
  • 1982 Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 1984 Marnix Gijsen, [Jan-Al Goris], writer (Lament for Agnes), dies at 85
  • 1986 Betty Kean, actress (Amy Tucker-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69
  • 1987 Henry Ford II, president Ford Motor Co, dies at 70
  • 1988 Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 1989 A A Busch Jr, brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90
  • 1989 Gussie Busch, American brewing magnate (b. 1899)
  • 1991 Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • 1991 Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • 1991 Zapata Jaw, [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies
  • 1992 Paul Jabara, singer/actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1993 Ghuslam Wyne, premier of Lahore Pakistan, murdered at 60
  • 1993 Gordon Douglas, director (Call Me Mr Tibbs, Our Gang), dies at 85
  • 1994 Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer, murdered at 26
  • 1994 Don Watson, race car driver, dies in an accident at 46
  • 1994 John Heddle Nash, singer, dies at 68
  • 1994 Mehmet Topac, Turkish minister of Justice, murdered
  • 1995 Francis Frederick Johnson, architect, dies at 84
  • 1995 George Chesterman Phillips, naval Officer, dies at 90
  • 1995 Karl Anton Martin Gerhard Gerd Bucerius, publisher, dies at 89
  • 1995 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist, dies at 91
  • 1995 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, actress (Krays, Clash of Titans), dies at 51
  • 1996 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer ("Sea & Poison", "Silence"), dies at 73
  • 1996 Ethel Jane Cain, original UK Speaking Clock voice, dies at 87
  • 1996 Leslie Crowther, entertainer, dies at 63>>
  • 1997 Milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97
  • 1997 Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician, dies at 55
  • 1997 Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist, dies of pneumonia at 73

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1998 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), dies at 80

American Politician Tom Bradley
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Tom Bradley
  • 1998 Jared High, victim of bullying and suicide (b. 1985)

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2001 Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (1965-75), dies of a stroke at 78

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • 2002 Edmund Trebus, probably best known for his appearance on A Life of Grime (b. 1918)
  • 2004 Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider (b. 1970)
  • 2005 Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL (posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor), killed in Iraq at 25
  • 2006 Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer (b. 1976)
  • 2006 Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • 2006 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • 2006 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1915)
  • 2007 Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (b. 1927)
  • 2009 Sperantza Vrana, Greek actress (b. 1926 or 1932)
  • 2009 Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Tony Curtis, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Greg Giraldo, American comedian (Comedy Central Roast) (b.1965)
  • 2010 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors, dies at 86
  • 2013 L. C. Greenwood, American football player, dies from kidney failure at 67
  • 2015 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 83