On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1902

  • Sep 2 Iosif Ivanovici, Romanian military band leader and composer (Waves of the Danube), dies (b. 1845)
  • Sep 6 Frederick Able, English chemist and inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • Sep 7 Franz Wullner, composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 9 Titus AJ van Asch van Wijck, Governor of Suriname (1891-97), dies at 53
  • Sep 14 Reinhold Finsterbusch, German singer, organist, composer, and choral director (Jesu Tod und Begräbnis), dies at 76
  • Sep 19 Maria Hendrika, Queen of the Belgians, dies
  • Sep 19 Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), dies at 34
  • Sep 23 John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68

Levi Strauss

Sep 26 Levi Strauss, German-born American clothing designer who founded the 1st company to manufacture blue jeans (Levi Strauss & Co.), dies at 73

  • Sep 28 Emile Zola, French writer and critic (J'accuse), dies at 62
  • Sep 29 William McGonagall, Scottish-Irish poet infamous as an extremely bad poet and considered the worst in British history (The Tay Bridge Disaster, The Famous Tay Whale), dies at 77