Famous Deaths on September 7

  • 355 Claudius Silvanus, Roman usurper
  • 1134 Alfonso I de Strijdvaardige, king of Aragon (1104-34), dies
  • 1151 Geoffrey Plantagenet, earl of Anjou/duke of Normandy, dies at 38
  • 1552 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh Guru (b. 1504)
  • 1559 Robert Estienne, French printer (b. 1503)
  • 1625 Rombout Hogerbeets, lawyer/pension executive of Lead, dies at 64
  • 1632 Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia
  • 1644 Guido Bentivoglio, Italian statesman (b. 1579)
  • 1655 Tristan l'Hermite, French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1657 Arvid Wittenberg, Swedish count, field marshal and privy councilor (b. 1606)
  • 1708 Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia
  • 1719 John Harris, English writer
  • 1721 Bernhard Albinus, [Weiss], German artist (Frederik of Prussia), dies
  • 1729 William Burnet, British-born American statesman (b. 1688)
  • 1775 Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer, dies at 48
  • 1799 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English physician/nature investigator, dies at 68
  • 1799 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (b. 1717)
  • 1809 Caroline Schelling, [Michaelis], German author and academic dies at 46
  • 1809 Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (b. 1737)
  • 1819 Jean-Louis Duport, composer, dies at 69
  • 1820 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Fries regent/patriot, dies at 67
  • 1838 Joseph Panny, composer, dies at 43
  • 1845 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • 1871 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (Steel warships), drowns
  • 1871 Mehmed E Ali Pasja, Turkish statesman, dies
  • 1872 Antoni Stolpe, composer, dies at 21
  • 1881 Sidney Clopton Lanier, composer, dies at 39
  • 1891 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (b. 1820)
  • 1892 John G Whittier, US poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies
  • 1902 Franz Wullner, composer, dies at 70
  • 1907 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • 1909 Eugene Lefebvre, dies test piloting a Wright A aircraft
  • 1910 William Holman Hunt, English painter, dies at 83
  • 1914 Lord O'Brien, British nobleman, dies at 73
  • 1920 Simon-Napoléon Parent, politician, premier of the province of Quebec (b. 1855)
  • 1921 Alfred William Rich, watercolor painter (b. 1856)
  • 1925 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, dies at 52 or 54
  • 1925 René [Raphael] Viviani, French premier (1914-15), dies at 61
  • 1933 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/Foreign minister, dies
  • 1939 Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)
  • 1940 Edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies
  • 1942 Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter dies aged 87
  • 1943 J. P. Morgan, Jr., American financier (b. 1867)
  • 1944 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, composer, dies at 70
  • 1946 Paul Zech, German writer, dies at 65
  • 1948 Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman, dies at 80
  • 1949 José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (b. 1883)
  • 1951 Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights, Sudan), dies at 31
  • 1954 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1885)
  • 1955 Earnest Rabel, Austrian/US civil rights activist, dies at 81
  • 1955 Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  • 1956 Charles Burgess Fry, English athlete/cricketer/journalist, dies at 84
  • 1959 Maurice Duplessis, Québec Prime Minister (b. 1890)
  • 1960 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • 1961 Pieter S Gerbrandy, lawyer/premier to London 1940-5, dies at 76
  • 1962 Karen Blixen-Finecke, Danish baroness/writer (Isak Dinesen - Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • 1962 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)
  • 1962 Isak Dinesen, Danish author (b. 1885)
  • 1965 Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), dies at 62
  • 1966 Al Kelly, double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67
  • 1969 Everett McKinley Dirksen, (Sen-R), dies at 73
  • 1971 Spring Byington, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride), dies at 84
  • 1972 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian, dies at 81
  • 1973 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • 1977 Gustave Reese, composer, dies at 77

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1978 Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug overdose at 31

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • 1982 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 1983 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, dies at 90
  • 1983 Henry Promnitz, cricketer (5-58 on debut for South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1984 Don Tallon, cricketer (great Queensland & Australian keeper), dies
  • 1984 Joe Cronin, shortstop/American League Pres, dies at 77
  • 1986 Ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
  • 1986 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83
  • 1990 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (Origins of WW II), dies
  • 1991 Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • 1991 Ben Piazza, actor (Consenting Adults), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1991 John Crosby, US columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • 1991 John Lawrence, examined effect of neutron radiation on fabric, dies
  • 1992 Henry Ephron, US screenwriter (Daddy Long Legs), dies at 81
  • 1992 Indra Kamadjojo, [Broekveld], Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies
  • 1992 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports Fund), dies at 79
  • 1994 Dennis Morgan, [Stanley], US actor (21 Beacon Street), dies at 85
  • 1994 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist, dies at 79
  • 1994 Godfrey Quigley, actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita), dies at 71
  • 1994 James Clavell, author (Shogun, Tai-Pan), dies at 69
  • 1994 Terence Young, British director (Thunderball), dies of at 79
  • 1995 Gordon DeMarco, writer/activist, dies at 51
  • 1996 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer, dies at 64
  • 1997 Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72
  • 1997 Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, dies of cancer at 65

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1997 Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (1965-97), dies at 66

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • 1998 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, dies at 85
  • 1999 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist (b. 1949)
  • 2001 Spede Pasanen, Finnish television personality (b. 1930)
  • 2001 Billie Lou Watt, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2002 Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (b. 1961)
  • 2002 Erma Franklin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2002 Uziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (b. 1923)
  • 2003 The Great Antonio, Canadian eccentric (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Warren Zevon, American musician (b. 1947)
  • 2004 Bob Boyd, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2005 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (b. 1933)
  • 2005 Hope Garber, Canadian actress (b. ca. 1924)
  • 2008 Dino Dvornik, Croatian singer (b. 1964)
  • 2008 Don Haskins, American College Basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • 2008 Nagi Noda, Japanese pop artist and director (b. 1973)
  • 2008 Ilarion Ciobanu, Romanian actor (b. 1931)
  • 2010 Amar Garibović, Serbian Cross Country Skier (b. 1991)
  • 2010 Barbara Holland, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 2010 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95
  • 2010 Glenn Shadix, American Actor (b. 1952)
  • 2013 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • 2015 Dickie Moore, American actor (Oliver Twist, Little Men), dies at 89
  • 2016 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), dies of a heart attack at 47