Famous Deaths on September 9

  • 546 St. Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, Irish bishop
  • 1000 Olaf Tryggvason, King Olaf I of Norway (995-1000)
  • 1087 William I, The Conqueror, King of England/Duke of Normandy, dies
  • 1398 King James I of Cyprus (b. 1334)
  • 1438 Eduard [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/writer, dies
  • 1487 Chenghua, Emperor of China (b. 1447)
  • 1488 Francis II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1433)
  • 1513 James IV, King of Scots (1488-1513), dies in battle at 40
  • 1573 Andre de Resende, Portuguese dominican/humanist, dies
  • 1596 Anna Jagiellon, Polish Queen
  • 1612 Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord (b. 1570)
  • 1676 Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, French army officer (b. 1612)
  • 1680 Henry Marten, English regicide (b. 1602)
  • 1683 Algernon Sidney, English Whig politician/plotter, beheaded
  • 1713 Giovanni A di Bartlommeo Viscardi, Swiss architect, dies
  • 1755 Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
  • 1770 Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist, dies at 73
  • 1770 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist, dies at 62
  • 1803 Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer, dies at 32
  • 1806 William Paterson, American jurist and statesman (b. 1745)
  • 1810 Johann Baptiste Hagenauer, Austrian sculptor, dies at 78
  • 1815 John Singleton Copley, British painter, dies at 77
  • 1817 Paul Cuffe, African American civil rights activist (helped settle Sierre Leone), dies at 58
  • 1832 Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer, dies at 39
  • 1841 Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
  • 1866 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian/Czech poet/translator, dies at 65
  • 1876 American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle
  • 1878 Jacobo Ficher, composer, dies at 18
  • 1888 John van Swieten, Dutch governor of West-Sumatra, dies at 71
  • 1891 Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic, dies at 84
  • 1898 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  • 1901 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36
  • 1901 Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, minister of Cologne dies
  • 1902 Titus AJ van Asch van Wijck, Governor of Suriname (1891-97), dies at 53
  • 1907 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
  • 1909 Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur (b. 1848)
  • 1913 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician, dies
  • 1915 Albert Spalding, American baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer (b. 1850)
  • 1926 David Lobo, Dutch actor, dies in railway accident
  • 1926 Greta Lobo-Braakensiek, Dutch actress in railway accident
  • 1931 Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist dies at 86
  • 1941 Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist, dies at 85
  • 1946 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), dies at 74
  • 1951 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic, dies at 56
  • 1951 Gibson Gowland, actor (Greed), dies at 74
  • 1952 Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
  • 1954 Alfred Gradstein, composer, dies at 49
  • 1957 Ettore Pozzoli, composer, dies at 84
  • 1958 Charles Macartney, cricket (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies
  • 1959 Max d' Ollone, composer, dies at 84
  • 1959 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, dies in a car crash at 26
  • 1960 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, dies at 75
  • 1960 Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • 1962 Pat Rooney, American vaudevillian (Night club), dies at 82
  • 1962 Geoffrey Mander, English industrialist (Mander Brothers Ltd.), dies at 80
  • 1963 Ernst Kantorowicz, German/US historian, dies at 68
  • 1963 Jan Schouten, Dutch founder (illegal Trouw)/chairman (ARP), dies
  • 1964 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer, dies at 82
  • 1965 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer, dies at 90
  • 1966 Antonio Massana, composer, dies at 76
  • 1966 Leon de Smet, Flemish painter, dies at 85
  • 1966 Nestor Paiva, actor (3 Stooges in Orbit), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1967 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils), dies after being hit by a car at 69
  • 1969 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
  • 1969 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • 1969 Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1973 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • 1974 Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 55
  • 1975 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
  • 1975 John McGiver, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies at 61
  • 1975 Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85

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1976 Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), dies of a heart attack at 82

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 1977 John Breeden, actor (Madame Racketeer, Salute), dies at 73
  • 1978 Jack L Warner, US movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)
  • 1978 Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  • 1979 Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73
  • 1980 John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)
  • 1981 Phiroz Edulji Palia, cricket (2 Tests for India, 29 runs & 0-13), dies
  • 1982 Frederic Dannay, [Ellery Queen], US, detective writer, dies at 76
  • 1984 Walter Kaufmann, composer, dies at 77
  • 1984 Yilmaz Gueney, director (Yol, Arkadas, Baba, Agit), dies at 47
  • 1985 Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • 1987 Gerrit John Heijn, senior executive (Ahold), kidnapped/murdered
  • 1989 Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
  • 1990 Rimantas Antanas Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
  • 1990 Samuel Doe, Liberian politician (b. 1951)
  • 1991 Edwin M McMillan, US, chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies
  • 1991 John Lawrence, doctor, dies
  • 1991 Joop H Zwart, Spanish fighter/publicist (Black Widow), dies
  • 1991 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • 1993 David Tendlar, animator (Betty Boop), dies
  • 1993 Helen O'Connell, singer (Green Eyes), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1994 Keith Davis, voice Tutor/Author, dies at 85
  • 1994 Patrick O'Neal, US actor (King Rat, Night of the Iguana), dies at 66
  • 1995 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, dies at 89
  • 1996 Bill Monroe, bluegrass vocalist (created bluegrass music), dies at 84
  • 1996 Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman, dies at 67
  • 1996 Jack Pepys, immunologist, dies at 82
  • 1996 Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor, dies at 66
  • 1996 William Smith Monroe, bluegrass musician, dies at 84
  • 1997 Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator, dies at 48

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1997 Richie Ashburn, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, dies of a heart attack at 70

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn

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1997 Burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88

  • 1998 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
  • 1999 Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)
  • 1999 Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1999 Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Julian Critchley, British politician (b. 1930)
  • 2001 Ahmed Shah Massoud, Afghani military leader (b. 1953)
  • 2002 Geoffrey Dummer, British electronics engineer, built first integrated circuit and work in radar, dies at 93
  • 2003 Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)

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2003 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), dies at 95

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • 2003 Thomas Edward Allibone, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration), dies at 99
  • 2004 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, dies at 74
  • 2005 John Wayne Glover, English serial killer (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)
  • 2006 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2007 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2008 Warith Deen Muhammad, American religious leader (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78
  • 2012 Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer, dies from kidney failure at 90
  • 2014 Denny Miller, American actor, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • 2014 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • 2016 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), dies at 79