On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1939

  • Sep 5 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor and director (Ghost Hotel, Two Boys), dies at 67
  • Sep 6 Arthur Rackham, English book illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales, Rip van Winkle), dies of cancer at 71
  • Sep 7 Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)
  • Sep 13 Eugene Foss, American politician (45th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 80
  • Sep 17 Ethel M. Dell, English author (Storm Drift), dies at 58
  • Sep 18 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
  • Sep 18 Gwen John, Welsh painter, dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Paul Bruchési, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Montreal, dies at 83
  • Sep 21 Armand Călinescu, Prime Minister of Romania, assassinated by the iron guard at 46

Sigmund Freud

Sep 23 Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and creator of psychoanalysis, dies at 83

  • Sep 24 Carl Laemmle, German-born American film producer (Universal Pictures), dies of cardiovascular disease at 72
  • Sep 28 Felicjan Szopski, Polish composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 29 Samuel Dickstein, Polish mathematician, dies in WWII bombing at 88