Famous Deaths on September 5

  • 1165 Emperor Nijo of Japan (b. 1143)
  • 1201 Constance, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1161)
  • 1235 Henry I, duke of Brabant, dies
  • 1548 Catharine Parr, queen of England/wife of Henry VIII, dies at about 36

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1566 Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan and the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1530-1566), dies at 71

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1569 Pieter Bruegel, South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
  • 1572 Pieter Tichelmann, Flemish Franciscan, dies at about 71
  • 1607 Pomponne de Bellièvre, chancellor of France (b. 1529)
  • 1629 Domenico Allegri, Italian composer (b. c. 1585)
  • 1659 Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 71
  • 1683 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Navy, dies at 64
  • 1684 John Uytenhage van Lacks, lawyer/author, drowned at 48
  • 1786 Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)
  • 1803 Francois Devienne, composer, dies at 44
  • 1808 John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)
  • 1836 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (b. 1790)
  • 1838 Charles Percier, French architect, dies at 74
  • 1857 Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)
  • 1858 Moritz G, [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist, dies at 63
  • 1859 W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter, dies at 68
  • 1867 Santiago Derqui, Argentinian politician (b. 1809)
  • 1876 Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)

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1877 Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 37

Native American War Leader Crazy Horse
Native American War Leader
Crazy Horse
  • 1890 Ludwig Deppe, composer, dies at 61
  • 1898 Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds, disguised as man fought for union, dies
  • 1901 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)

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1902 Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician (cell pathology), dies at 80

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1906 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (thermodynamics), dies at 62
  • 1910 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist, dies at 70
  • 1910 Julian Edwards, composer, dies at 54
  • 1912 Arthur MacArthur, Jr., U.S. Army general (b. 1845)
  • 1914 Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)
  • 1917 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (b. 1872)
  • 1920 Robert Harron, actor (Intolerance), accidental shot to death at 27
  • 1922 Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)
  • 1926 Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician, founding member of the "DAP", which would become the Nazi Party (b. 1890)
  • 1930 Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
  • 1931 John Thomson, football player who died in an accidental collision during a match (b. 1909)
  • 1932 Paul Bern, husband of Jean Harlow, dies
  • 1932 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • 1936 Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)
  • 1939 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor and director (Ghost Hotel, Two Boys), dies at 67
  • 1942 François de Labouchère, French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Libération. (b. 1917)
  • 1944 Willem M Groenewegen, resistance fighter, executed
  • 1948 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
  • 1953 Richard Walther Darré, Nazi politician, one of the leading 'blood and soil' ideologists (b. 1895)
  • 1954 Eugen Schiffer, German politician (b. 1860)
  • 1961 Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for South Africa, 1935), dies
  • 1965 Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • 1966 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879)
  • 1968 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
  • 1969 Henk Bijvanck, composer, dies at 59
  • 1969 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • 1969 Josh White, American blues, folk and gospel musician, dies at 55
  • 1972 Josef Romano, Israeli olympian, murdered
  • 1972 Mosje Weinberg, Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered
  • 1973 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • 1975 Georg Ots, Estonian singer (b. 1920)
  • 1976 A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
  • 1977 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant (b. 1897)
  • 1978 Joe Negroni, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 37
  • 1979 Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (b. 1884)
  • 1980 Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48
  • 1981 Ayatollah Ali Qoddusi, prosecutor-general of Iran, assassinated
  • 1982 Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker, dies at 73
  • 1982 Douglas Bader, RAF fighter pilot in World War II (b. 1910)
  • 1983 Antonio Mairena, flamenco singer (b. 1909)
  • 1987 Bill Bowes, cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies
  • 1988 Gert Froebe, actor (Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), dies at 75
  • 1990 Beppo Brem, actor (Frontgockel), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1990 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1896)
  • 1992 Billy Herman, 2nd baseman/manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • 1992 Dorothy MacKaye, marital advisor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 88
  • 1992 Irving Allen Lee, actor (Newspaper Boys), dies of AIDS at 43
  • 1993 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (Spy Who Loved Me), dies at 78
  • 1993 John Truscott, Australian set designer (Camelot), dies at 57
  • 1993 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
  • 1993 Willem Wagter, actor (Ghetto, Medic Center West), dies at 60
  • 1994 Billy Usselton, saxophonist, dies at 68
  • 1994 Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter, dies at 62
  • 1994 John Newman, Australian state politician (Labor), murdered at 47 by local club owner and political opponent Phuong Ngo who had run against Newman as an independent
  • 1995 Francis Showering, brewer, dies at 83
  • 1995 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist, dies at 95
  • 1995 John Britten, motorcycle Designer, dies at 45
  • 1996 Leonard Katzman, TV producer, dies at 69
  • 1996 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby intl/journalist, dies at 67
  • 1996 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, dies at 86
  • 1997 Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
  • 1997 Leon Edel, biographer, dies at 89

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1997 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1998 Verner Panton, Danish designer (b. 1926)
  • 1998 Leo Penn, American film director (b. 1921)
  • 1999 Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
  • 1999 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, dies at 78
  • 1999 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2001 Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian UN statistician (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • 2002 David Todd Wilkinson, American astronomer, author of the first study of the Cosmic microwave background radiation (b. 1935)
  • 2003 Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-born singer (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Jennifer Dunn, American politician (b. 1941)
  • 2007 Paul Gillmor, American politician (b. 1939)
  • 2007 D. James Kennedy, American televangelist (b. 1930)
  • 2007 Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)
  • 2010 Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)
  • 2012 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
  • 2013 Willie Frazier, American football player (Houston Oilers), dies at 71
  • 2015 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), dies from cancer at 66
  • 2015 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, dies at 93
  • 2015 Setsuko Hara, Japanese Actress (Tokyo Story), dies at 95
  • 2016 Phyllis Schlafly, American right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum President, dies at 92
  • 2016 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], American actor (Wyatt Earp), dies at 91
  • 2016 Duane Graveline, American doctor and astronaut, dies at 85
  • 2017 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), dies at 79