On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1945

  • Sep 1 Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Heimwee, Head On), dies at 57
  • Sep 5 Clem Hill, Australian cricket batsman and captain (49 Tests, 7 x 100, HS 191; South Australia CA), dies in a traffic accident at 68
  • Sep 6 John S. Mccain Snr., US admiral, (WW II-Pacific Ocean), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Sep 10 Väinö Raitio, Finnish composer, dies at 54
  • Sep 15 Anton von Webern, Austrian composer, shot by American soldier on patrol at 61
  • Sep 15 André Tardieu, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1929-30, 1930, 1932), dies at 68
  • Sep 16 Johannes "Pa" van der Steur, Dutch missionary and philanthropist (Java), dies at 80
  • Sep 16 John McCormack, Irish-American tenor (Irish folksongs), dies at 61
  • Sep 18 "Blind" Willie Johnson, American gospel blues singer and guitarist ("Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground"), dies of malarial fever, syphilis and blindness at 48
  • Sep 20 William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884)
  • Sep 20 Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian president (b. 1869)
  • Sep 24 Hans Geiger, German physicist (co-inventor of the Geiger counter), dies at 62
  • Sep 25 Charles A. Ellwood, American sociologist and psychologist, dies at 72

Béla Bartok

Sep 26 Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist, composer (Concerto for Orchestra), and ethno-musicologist, dies of leukemia at 64

  • Sep 26 Richard Beer-Hofmann, Austrian writer, dies at 78